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Wish Her Safe at Home

Benatar, Stephen, Carey, John
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The New York Review of Books, Inc (New York Review of Books Classics)
Published: March 25, 2010
ISBN: 9781590173350
240 pages, illustrations

£8.99

Rachel Waring is deliriously happy. Out of nowhere, a great-aunt leaves her a Georgian mansion in another city—and she sheds her old life without delay. Gone is her dull administrative job, her mousy wardrobe, her downer of a roommate. She will live as a woman of leisure, devoted to beauty, creativity, expression, and love. Once installed in her new quarters, Rachel plants a garden, takes up writing, and impresses everyone she meets with her extraordinary optimism. But as Rachel sings and jokes the days away, her new neighbors begin to wonder if she might be taking her transformation just a bit too far.

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