Major new novel from the 2003 Orange Prize-winning author of PROPERTY Toby and Salome are a young, modern couple living in New York, but their backgrounds are world apart.
He is a middle-class all-American boy from a family of academics; she is a Croatian refugee raised in New Orleans. When Salome unexpectedly becomes pregnant, they decide to spend their lives together and hastily marry.
But finding a way to reconcile their families and pasts proves a difficult task.
Toby's mother's deep-seated mistrust of Salome causes tension, leaving her unable to accept her new daughter-in-law.
But Salome' s past, full of dangerous secrets, is more horrifying than any of them could imagine - and the violence that destroyed her homeland is far from over...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 10/07/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780753824030