The Emperor's Children Summary
Claire Messud

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The Emperor's Children Summary

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...

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