When Eva's mother abandons her on Iris's front porch, the girls don't seem to have much in common - except, they soon discover, a father. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a father who could not be considered a parent, Iris and Eva become one another's family. Iris wants to be a movie star; Eva is her sidekick. Together, they journey across 1940s America from scandal in Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island, stumbling, cheating and loving their way through a landscape of war, betrayals and big dreams.
A thrilling and resonant novel from the author of Away, about loyalty, ambition, and the pleasures and perils of family, set in 1940s America
AMY BLOOM is the author of three collections of stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (published by Granta Books), Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, and two novels: Away,(published by Granta Books) and Love Invents Us. She is the University Writer in Residence at Wesleyan University.