The Invisable Circus by Jennifer Egan

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In Jennifer Egan’s highly acclaimed first novel, set in 1978, the political drama and familial tensions of the 1960s form a backdrop for the world of Phoebe O’Connor, age eighteen. Phoebe is obsessed with the memory and death of her sister Faith, a beautiful idealistic hippie who died in Italy in 1970. In order to find out the truth about Faith’s life and death, Phoebe retraces her steps from San Francisco across Europe, a quest which yields both complex and disturbing revelations about family, love, and Faith’s lost generation. This spellbinding novel introduced Egan’s remarkable ability to tie suspense with deeply insightful characters and the nuances of emotion.
 

About Jennifer Egan

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Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and grew up in San Francisco. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, GQ, Ploughshares, and elsewhere, and she writes frequently for the New York Times Magazine. Author of a short story collection entitled Emerald City, she lives in New York City.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia.
Genres: . Fiction

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