The House on Fortune Street (Paperback)
This book tells the stories of 4 Londoners whose lives weave together and intersect in the 4 sections. These sections also reference literary works such as Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens. It is an intriguing and satisfying way of presenting a great character study. It's like a jigsaw puzzle when the characters come together in the end.— From Sally Recommends...
It seems like mutual good luck for Abigail Taylor and Dara MacLeod when they meet at university and, despite their differences, become fast friends. Years later they remain inseparable: Abigail, the actress, allegedly immune to romance, and Dara, a therapist, throwing herself into relationships with frightening intensity. Now both believe they've found "true love." But luck seems to run out when Dara moves into Abigail's downstairs apartment. Suddenly both their friendship and their relationships are in peril, for tragedy is waiting to strike the house on Fortune Street.
Told through four ingeniously interlocking narratives, Margot Livesey's The House on Fortune Street is a provocative tale of lives shaped equally by chance and choice.
About the Author
MARGOT LIVESEY is the acclaimed author of the novels The House on Fortune Street, Banishing Verona, Eva Moves the Furniture, The Missing World, Criminals and Homework. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue and The Atlantic, and she is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. The House on Fortune Street won the 2009 L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award. Livesey was born in Scotland and now now lives in the Boston area. She is a distinguished writer-in-residence at Emerson College. Visit her online at www.margotlivesey.com or on her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @MargotLivesey.
“I loved this book. The House on Fortune Street pulled me in and kept me rapt from start to finish. Margot Livesey is writing at her very best.”
-Ann Patchett, Author of RUN and BEL CANTO
“Structurally daring and compulsively readable, THE HOUSE ON FORTUNE STREET illuminates the complexities of love in some of its most difficult guises, and of loss in all of its immensity. ”
-Geraldine Brooks, Author of PEOPLE OF THE BOOK and MARCH