“Wise Children is primarily a book about family and forgiveness; about love and loss; failure and success. Mostly, though, it is about life and living. In fact, with its irony-free leitmotif “What a joy it is to sing and dance!” I am hard-pressed to think of another book that is quite so life-affirming.” – The Guardian
A richly comic tale of the tangled fortunes of two theatrical families, the Hazards and the Chances, Angela Carter’s witty and bawdy novel is populated with as many sets of twins, and mistaken identities as any Shakespeare comedy, and celebrates the magic of over a century of show business.
Paperback; 256 pages; 188g