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Guardian & Observer reviews
A multi-generational comic saga in the vein of her million bestseller "White Teeth". Howard is an English scholar teaching in America, who feels dismayed by his past and has no plans for the future. Then his oldest son falls for the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars. 'A writer of remarkable power' "New York Times"
Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Set in New England mainly and London partly, this title deals with a pair of feuding families - the Belseys and the Kipps - and a clutch of doomed affairs.