The Pleasing Hour
by Lily King (9780743201643)

The Pleasing Hour
 
Lily King
Release Date: 03 October 2000
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Category: Literary
ISBN: 9780743201643
ISBN-10: 0743201647



The first novel from a new literary voice brimming with sensitivity and lyricism, "The Pleasing Hour" is the story of an American in Europe whose coming-of-age defies all our usual conceptions of naivete and experience. Fleeing a devastating loss, Rosie takes a job as an au pair with a Parisian family and soon finds the comfort and intimacy she longs for with their children and the father, Marc. Only Nicole, the children's distant, impeccably polished mother, is unwilling to embrace the young American. But when Rosie realizes that her attachments have become transgressions, she leaves for the south of France. There she learns about Nicole's own haunted past and the losses that link the two women more closely than either could have imagined.

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