Celia Gilchrist believes that she has finally found the right man in Stephen, but when she moves in with Stephen and his young daughter Jenny, things begin to go subtly, menacingly wrong. Money disappears, a sweater is ruined, small, common-place lies escalate into awkward confrontations. Livesey's debut novel Homework, now back in print, is a chilling portrait of jealousy and fear, devotion, and the wish to be loved.
About the Author
Margot Livesey is the award-winning author of a story collection, Learning by Heart, and of the novels Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, and Eva Moves the Furniture, which was a New York Times Notable Book, an Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year, and a PEN/Winship finalist. Born in Scotland, she currently lives in the Boston area, where she is writer in residence at Emerson College.
“Arresting...Homework skillfully infuses psychological fright into the ordinary routine of living.” —Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
“[An] artful narrative...rife with Hitchcockian suspense and a vivid re-creation of terror worthy of the master himself.” —Brett Singer, Los Angeles Times