Author - Claire Messud
Publisher -  Vintage Books
Edition - 2007 
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 479 
Condition - Used (Good Condition)

The Emperor's Children is a richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune—about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way—and not—in New York City.

Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college dropout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making significant changes in their lives.

In this tour de force, Claire Messud brings to life a city, a generation, and the way we live in this moment.