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The Book of V. (Hardcover)

| Henry Holt & Co | 5/5/2020

ISBN-10 : 1250257018   ISBN-13 : 9781250257017   List Price : $27.99

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  • A05 (6th Shelf Top-to-bottom)




For fans of The Hours and Fates and Furies, a bold, kaleidoscopic novel intertwining the lives of three women across three centuries as their stories of sex, power, and desire finally converge in the present day.

Lily is a mother and a daughter. And a second wife. And a writer, maybe? Or she was going to be, before she had children. Now, in her rented Brooklyn apartment she?s grappling with her sexual and intellectual desires, while also trying to manage her roles as a mother and a wife in 2016.

Vivian Barr seems to be the perfect political wife, dedicated to helping her charismatic and ambitious husband find success in Watergate-era Washington D.C. But one night he demands a humiliating favor, and her refusal to obey changes the course of her life?along with the lives of others.

Esther is a fiercely independent young woman in ancient Persia, where she and her uncle?s tribe live a tenuous existence outside the palace walls. When an innocent mistake results in devastating consequences for her people, she is offered up as a sacrifice to please the King, in the hopes that she will save them all.

In Anna Solomon's The Book of V., these three characters' riveting stories overlap and ultimately collide, illuminating how women?s lives have and have not changed over thousands of years.

A modern family woman grappling with sexual and intellectual desires, a Watergate-era political wife confronting a life-changing choice and an independent-minded sacrifice to an ancient Persian king explore enduring women?s realities that have not changed for millennia.

"This propulsive historical novel intertwines the lives of the Bible's Queen Esther, a senator's wife in the 1970s, and a Brooklyn mother in 2016, whose stories trace surprising and moving parallels across centuries"--

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1250257018
  • ISBN-13: 9781250257017
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 0.00 (d)
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