'Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies.’ ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
In the rarified world of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the envy of all the mothers at the school gate. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married a true ‘master of the universe’, the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although this puts her at the centre of this world of hedge funds and privilege, she refuses to conform.
Then into her precariously balanced life comes two women: Gwen Hogan, an awkward childhood acquaintance who uncovers an devastating secret about Philippa’s past, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose frank revelations about her upbringing in Spanish Harlem and probing into the women’s private lives unsettles everyone.
When Gwen unwittingly leads her husband, a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office, to stumble over the connection between Philippa’s past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, the whole delicate ecosystem of wealth and privilege becomes a tinder box set to explode.
'Deeply moving, hugely entertaining, utterly brilliant. As an observer of human behaviour Macy rivals Tom Wolfe and Edward St. Aubyn. Mrs. is a major novel, and Macy is an essential American voice.' LEV GROSSMAN, AUTHOR OF THE MAGICIANS
‘Brilliant. Macy’s tale of three women whose lives intersect gallops to its explosive conclusion. I was dazzled by her ability to see into the very hearts of her fascinating characters; I absolutely loved it.’ KATE ATKINSON
Caitlin Macy is the author of The Fundamentals of Play and Spoiled. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine and Slate. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia (March 1, 2018)
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