The Pleasing Hour

The Pleasing Hour by Lily King 0743201647 9780743201643
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The first novel from a new literary voice brimming with sensitivity and lyricism,The Pleasing Houris the story of an American in Europe whose coming-of-age defies all our usual conceptions of naivete and experience. Fleeing a devastating loss, Rosie takes a job as an au pair with a Parisian family and soon finds the comfort and intimacy she longs for with their children and the father, Marc. Only Nicole, the childrens distant, impeccably polished mother, is unwilling to embrace the young American. But when Rosie realizes that her attachments have become transgressions, she leaves for the south of France. There she learns about Nicoles own haunted past and the losses that link the two women more closely than either could have imagined.

Author: Lily King

Language: English

Edition: 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2000-10-03

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