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The Legacy

The Legacy by Kirsten Tranter
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This is the most satisfying novel I've read all year. I can't wait to see what she does next.' BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER What has happened to Ingrid? Julia, a student at Sydney University, is struggling with her unrequited love for her best friend, Ralph, when his recently orphaned cousin, Ingrid, is taken into his household. Ralph falls unhappily in love with beautiful Ingrid, but she leaves for New York after she comes into a large inheritance. there she marries the charismatic but sinister Gil Grey, an art dealer and father to child art prodigy Fleur. At 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, Ingrid has an appointment downtown and is never seen again. Devastated and heartsick, Ralph entreats Julia to travel to New York to investigate Ingrid's disappearance. As Julia becomes entangled in Ingrid's enigmatic world, she is forced to confront her own conflicted feelings about her friends and herself. A compelling mystery as well as a deeply affecting meditation on the nature of art, truth, friendship, love and longing, the Legacy is a hypnotic debut from a formidable Australian talent. 'the Legacy is so accomplished ... It demands your full attention and only reluctantly releases you from its clutches to go about your daily life' Australian Literary Review 'tranter's writing is as rich and luxurious as heavy, expensive brocade' Kirkus Reviews
4th Estate; February 2011
480 pages; ISBN 9780730494317
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Title: The Legacy
Author: Kirsten Tranter
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