In 1950s East Texas, Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, living on a humble patch of prairie but bound for very different fates. Just as an untold fortune of oil lies beneath their daddy's land, both girls harbor their own secrets and dreams; as the decades unfold, Yvonne will ascend the highest ranks of Parisian society as Yvette gives herself to a lifetime of worship and service in the streets of Jericó, Colombia. But in this novel by the author of Jack Holmes and His Friend, even as they remake themselves in their radically different lives, the twins find that the bonds of family and the past are unbreakable.
"Like a waltz that goes out of control, this is a wild, dizzying, joyful romp."—Ann Beattie