Another brilliant, original and moving novel from the author of The Time Travelerâ€™s Wife. Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers â€” normal, at least, for identical â€śmirrorâ€ť twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didnâ€™t know existed has died and left them her amazing flat in a building by Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin â€¦ but they have no idea that theyâ€™ve been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the OCD-suffering crossword setter who lives above them to their auntâ€™s mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the mother of the girls â€” her own twin â€” and who canâ€™t even seem to quite leave her flatâ€¦.From the Hardcover edition.
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