Author: John Banville
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Release Date: October 05, 2017
A rich historical novel about the aftermath of betrayal, from the Booker prize-winning author.
What was freedom, she thought, other than the right to exercise one's choices?
Isabel Osmond, a spirited, intelligent young heiress, flees to London after being betrayed by her husband, to be with her beloved cousin Ralph on his deathbed. After a somber, silent existence at her husband's Roman palazzo, Isabel's daring
departure to London reawakens her youthful quest for freedom and independence, as old suitors resurface and loyal friends remind her of happier times.
But soon Isabel must decide whether to return to Rome to face up to the web of deceit in which she has become entangled or to strike out on her own once more.