(From the publisher):
From the moment Jane Manning first meets her aunt Dolly, she is both fascinated and appalled. Where Jane is tactful and shy, Dolly is flamboyant and unrepentently selfish, a connoisseur of fine things, an exploiter of wealthy people. But as the exigencies of family bring Jane and Dolly together, Brookner shows us that we may end up loving people we cannot bring ourselves to like -- and that this paradox makes love all the more precious and miraculous.
Original title: A Family Romance
Alternative titles: A Family Romance (U.K.) / Dolly (U.S.)
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics