Paula Fox has written many books for children and five other novels, as well as the memoir Borrowed Finery. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
'A towering landmark of postwar realism...a sustained work of prose so lucid and fine that it seems less written than carved.' DAVID FOSTER WALLACE 'Brilliant' New Yorker 'A master class on the terrors and sophistries of the American bourgeoisie.' TLS 'An honest vision of the harshness and complexities of domestic life.' Telegraph 'She is one of America's greatest living writers.' Scotsman