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Les Sirènes de San Francisco Karen Joy Fowler

Les Sirènes de San Francisco

Karen Joy Fowler

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ISBN : 9782843371882
Paperback
374 pages
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San Francisco in the Gilded Age: great fortunes are being made and family dynasties established as new money erases the often unsavory pasts and shady dealings of their founders. It is a city bursting at its seams - each day bringing new monumentsMoreSan Francisco in the Gilded Age: great fortunes are being made and family dynasties established as new money erases the often unsavory pasts and shady dealings of their founders. It is a city bursting at its seams - each day bringing new monuments to unbridled ego and ostentatious bad taste - a city ruled by a self-selected elite grounded in gentility and fueled by gossip and greed. By dint of birth, Lizzie Hayes is part of this elite. But Lizzie, seemingly so docile, hides within her a passionate heart. All she needs is the spark that will liberate her from the ruling conventions. And that spark is Mary Ellen Pleasant. With her appearance on Lizzies doorstep, she brings not only mystery and a whiff of disrepute, but also the key that will unlock Lizzies rebellious nature. You can do anything you want, she tells Lizzie. You dont have to be the same person your whole life.--BOOK JACKET.