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‘Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies.’—Entertainment Weekly
Set on New York City’s Upper East Side, Mrs. follows three women whose paths collide when their children attend the same elite preschool.
A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, Mrs. marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the 21st century.
About the book
In the rarified world of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the envy of all the mothers at the school gate. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married a true ‘master of the universe’, the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although this puts her at the centre of this world of hedge funds and privilege, she refuses to conform.
Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, an awkward childhood acquaintance who uncovers a devastating secret about Philippa’s past, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose frank revelations about her upbringing in Spanish Harlem and probing into the women’s private lives unsettles everyone.
When Gwen unwittingly leads her husband, a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office, to stumble over the connection between Philippa’s past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, the whole delicate ecosystem of wealth and privilege becomes a tinder box set to explode.
Early praise for Mrs.
‘Brilliant. Macy’s tale of three women whose lives intersect gallops to its explosive conclusion. I was dazzled by her ability to see into the very hearts of her fascinating characters; I absolutely loved it.’—Kate Atkinson
‘Deeply moving, hugely entertaining, utterly brilliant. As an observer of human behaviour Macy rivals Tom Wolfe and Edward St. Aubyn. Mrs. is a major novel, and Macy is an essential American voice.’—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
‘I love novels that are both rousing and intelligent and Mrs. was just that—a riveting, complex and potent story of money, friendships, and family. Macy masters New York’s Upper East Side because she goes beyond the vanities and delves into its layers, its distinct voices and characters. She puts you in the territory of the well-heeled and shows their heart and soul.’—Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of The Descendants
About the author
Caitlin Macy can draw many parallels with her protagonists. She and her husband—who works in finance—experienced their own ups and downs during the financial crisis. And they have witnessed New York’s private kindergarten politics firsthand with their two daughters.
Read the opening chapter of Mrs. here.
Reading copy giveaway
Be one of the first to read Mrs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Mrs.’ in the subject line for your chance to win one of 10 proof copies.