A Perfect Explanation

Product Number: EB00755731
Released: Feb 04, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780358123040
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For fans of Amor Towles: a "superb debut"*-based on the story of the author's grandmother-following an aristocratic woman who abandons her family and her money in search of a life she can claim as her own. (*The Guardian) Enid Campbell, granddaughter of a duke, grew up surrounded by servants, wanting for nothing except love. But when her brother died in the First World War, a new heir was needed, and it was up to Enid to provide it. A troubled marriage and three children soon followed. Broken by postpartum depression, overwhelmed by motherhood and a loveless marriage, Enid made the shocking decision to abandon her family, thereby starting a chain of events-a kidnap, a court case, and the sale of a son-that reverberated through the generations. Interweaving one significant day in 1964, when it seems the family will reunite for one last time, with a decade during the interwar period-and inspired by the life of the author's grandmother-A Perfect Explanation explores the perils of aristocratic privilege, where inheritance is everything and happiness is hard won.

Author(s): Eleanor Anstruther
Original Publish Date: Feb 04, 2020

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