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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee: A Novel

ISBN13: 9780312428334
ISBN: 0312428332
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Picador
Published Date:
Pages: 256
Average Goodreads rating: 3.21/5 (91 ratings)

What part of our selves do we hide away in order to have a stable, prosperous life?

Pippa Lee has just such a life in place at age fifty, when her older husband, a retired publisher, decides that they should move to a retirement community outside New York City. Pippa is suddenly deprived of the stimulation and distraction that had held everything in place. She begins losing track of her own mind; her foundations start to shudder, and gradually we learn the truth of the young life that led her finally to settle down in marriage--years of neglect and rebellion, wild transfressions and powerful defiance.

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is the study of a brave, curious, multilayered woman--an acutely intelligent portrait of the many lives behind a single name.