London 1887. For heiress Maribel Campbell Lowe—the beautiful Chilean wife of a maverick politician—it is time to ambitiously apply herself to either poetry or photography, in this novel by the author of Savage Lands and The Great Stink. As her husband Edward's career hangs by a thread, however, the family that Maribel abandoned comes back to haunt them both. When the notorious newspaper editor Alfred Webster begins to ask pointed questions, Maribel fears he will not only destroy Edward's reputation but hers as well.
"As a storyteller, [Clare] Clark is endowed with verve and intelligence, but her larger gift, dazzlingly in evidence throughout both her fine novels, lies in the originality of her imagination. She gives us a world that feels alive and intense, magnificently raw."—NYTBR