Louisa and Clem: two sisters who love each other more the further they move apart.
Louisa Jardine is the elder one, the conscientious student, precise and careful, who yearns for a good marriage, a career in the arts, a family. Clem, the archetypal younger sibling, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her.
Alternating between their voices, I See You Everywhere opens when the sisters are in their early twenties, still in the throes of mutual teenage wariness, and unfolds through their lives in a vivid, heart-rending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love. Louisa settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is 'like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching'.
Alive with the same sensual detail and riveting characterization that marks Julia Glass's previous novels, I See You Everywhere is a powerful and moving double portrait that reveals the very nature of sisterhood.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2008
- 136 x 215mm