What part of our selves do we hide away in order to have a stable, prosperous life?
Pippa Lee has just such a life in place at age fifty, when her older husband, a retired publisher, decides that they should move to a retirement community outside New York City. Pippa is suddenly deprived of the stimulation and distraction that had held everything in place. She begins losing track of her own mind; her foundations start to shudder, and gradually we learn the truth of the young life that led her finally to settle down in marriage--years of neglect and rebellion, wild transgressions and powerful defiance.
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is the study of a brave, curious, multilayered woman--an acutely intelligent portrait of the many lives behind a single name.
- Publisher : Picador; First edition (August 18, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0312428332
- ISBN-13 : 978-0312428334
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.57 x 8.5 inches