Everything you need to understand or teach The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud.
Claire Messud's novel, The Emperor's Children, traces the lives of three college friends who are approaching the age of thirty in 2001 Manhattan, New York. Their experiences in the months approaching 9/11 depict the struggles of finding and losing love, establishing an identity in a changing world, and the consequences of chasing an ill-chosen dream.
Danielle Minkoff, Marina Thwaite, and Julius Clarke have kept in close touch in the years following college, and are now approaching thirty. Danielle is established in her career, but feels there is something missing in her life. Marina has been working on a book for seven years with no completion in sight. Julius is working temporary jobs, putting on a front to the world, and yearning for the chance to be part of a great gay couple with someone who is wealthy and powerful.
Danielle meets Ludo Seeley during a business trip to Sydney, Australia...
The Emperor's Children Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including: