About this book
On the one hand a modern novel about genetic jokes, family and identity and on the other, one of the oldest stories there is - a novel about twins. Anne Enright is a distinctive and original writer, based in Dublin and an alumnus of UEA's Creative Writing MA. Her previous books are "The Portable Virgin" and "The Wig My Father Wore". This novel is on the Whitbread "Novel Of The Year" shortlist.
When Maria turns twenty, she falls in love. She is in the wrong town and he is the wrong sort of man. Going through his things, she finds a photo of herself when she was twelve years old. She has the same smile, but she is wearing the wrong clothes: she is the same, only different. This novel follows the lives of Maria and the girl in the picture.