Mrs.

Mrs.

A Novel

Named one of the “Most Anticipated Books of 2018” by Entertainment Weekly

Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies.”–EW


“Brilliant…. I absolutely loved it.”–Kate Atkinson

In the well-heeled milieu of New York’s Upper East Side, coolly elegant Philippa Lye is the woman no one can stop talking about. Despite a shadowy past, Philippa has somehow married the scion of the last family-held investment bank in the city. And although her wealth and connections put her in the center of this world, she refuses to conform to its gossip-fueled culture.

Then, into her precariously balanced life, come two women: Gwen Hogan, a childhood acquaintance who uncovers an explosive secret about Philippa’s single days, and Minnie Curtis, a newcomer whose vast fortune and frank revelations about a penurious upbringing in Spanish Harlem put everyone on alert.

When Gwen’s husband, a heavy-drinking, obsessive prosecutor in the US Attorney’s Office, stumbles over the connection between Philippa’s past and the criminal investigation he is pursuing at all costs, this insulated society is forced to confront the rot at its core and the price it has paid to survive into the new millennium.

Macy has written a modern-day HOUSE OF MIRTH, not for the age of railroads and steel but of hedge funds and overnight fortunes, of scorched-earth successes and abiding moral failures. A brilliant portrait of love, betrayal, fate and chance, MRS marries razor-sharp social critique and page-turning propulsion into an unforgettable tapestry of the way we live in the 21st Century.
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Contemporary Women

On Sale: February 13th 2018

Price: $25.98

ISBN-13: 9781478917014

Meet The Author: Caitlin Macy

Caitlin Macy is the author of The Fundamentals of Play and Spoiled. A graduate of Yale, she received her MFA from Columbia. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine and Slate, among other publications. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Discover More

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Praise

"A fresh take on the society novel."Publisher's Weekly
"Mrs. could be the next Big Little Lies."
Entertainment Weekly
"Brilliant. I was dazzled by her ability to see into the very hearts of her characters; I absolutely loved it."—Kate Atkinson, author of Life After Life and A God in Ruins
"Deeply moving, hugely entertaining, utterly brilliant. As an observer of human behavior Macy rivals Tom Wolfe and Edward St. Aubyn. Mrs. is a major novel, and Macy is an essential American voice."
Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
"I love novels that are both rousing and intelligent, and Mrs. was just that--a riveting, complex, and potent story of money, friendships, and family. Macy masters New York's Upper East Side because she goes beyond the vanities and delves into its layers, its distinct voices and characters. She puts you in the territory of the well-heeled and shows their heart and soul."
Kaui Hart Hemmings, author of The Descendants
"Wise and cryptic...Intriguing...(Smart, apt and slightly unexpected)...Sharply insightful."—Janet Maslin, New York Times
Praise for Spoiled
"I was completely captivated by the keenly observed, superbly written stories in Spoiled. Caitlin Macy's characters are educated, strong-willed, and sometimes difficult girls and women who alternate, as all of us do, between lying to themselves and facing the truth; Macy's depiction of them, set against a very contemporary backdrop of class, gender, urbanism, and ambition, is so entertaining that it's easy to overlook how well-crafted this collection is. I'm hugely impressed and plan to recommend Spoiled to all my friends."—Curtis Sittenfeld
"A marvel-a thrillingly intelligent, witty and tragic look at love and class in Manhattan."—Newsweek
"Brilliantly portrays the onset of a new age and its ideals.... Realistic both in its vibrancy and loneliness."—Chicago Tribune
"Macy [is] an ambitious and graceful writer...her eye for the sparks that fly when her honed and not so honed sensibilities rub together is nearly unerring."—New Yorker
"A masterful portrait of marriage, ambition, betrayal, power, and secrets...complex and impossible-to-put-down... Readers will remember the three
families long after the last pages."
Booklist
"it'll keep you turning pages."—NPR