|Bay of Angels (2001) [Novel]|
by Anita Brookner
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(From the publisher):
Despite growing up with a widowed and reclusive mother, young ZoŽ Cunningham retains an unshakable faith in storybook happy endings. When her mother, Anne, finally decides to remarry, ZoŽ is thrilled with her prospective stepfather, Simon Gould, who is not only wealthy, but also kind and generous. Simonís affection for his new family allows ZoŽ to pursue what she thinks is an independent life: her own apartment in a fashionable part of London, a university education, casual affairs, and carefree holidays at Simonís villa in Nice.
When a series of unexpected calamities intervene, ZoŽ learns that the idyllic freedom she enjoys has come at a steep price. To preserve both her motherís and her own sense of well-being, ZoŽ must discern the real motives of the strangers on whom she now depends, including the silent and mysterious man whose nocturnal movements have attracted her attention.
Original title: Bay of Angels
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics