Clare Clark is the author of four novels, including THE GREAT STINK, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and SAVAGE LANDS, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2010. Her work has been translated into five languages. She lives in London.
London 1887. For Maribel Campbell Lowe, the beautiful bohemian wife of a maverick politician, it is the year to make something of herself. A self-proclaimed Chilean heiress educated in Paris, she is torn between poetry and the new art of photography. But it is soon plain that Maribel’s choices are not so simple. As her husband’s career hangs by a thread, her real past, and the family she abandoned, come back to haunt them both.