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The Emperor's Children - MARCH - Chapter 1, Our Chef is Very Famous in London, Chapter 2, Bootie, The Professor, Chapter 3, Reflexology, and Chapter 4, As for Julius Clarke Summary & Analysis

Claire Messud
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MARCH - Chapter 1, Our Chef is Very Famous in London, Chapter 2, Bootie, The Professor, Chapter 3, Reflexology, and Chapter 4, As for Julius Clarke 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 is in Sydney, Australia, researching a television documentary, and she is attending a party. She meets Ludo and is instantly attracted to this mysterious and rebellious man. He tells her he is moving to Manhattan.

In Watertown, New York, Frederick "Bootie" Tubb is trying to decide...

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