Author: Hart, Josephine
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Publication Date: 1992
Edition: First American Edition
Book Condition: F
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Tight copy. Light rubbing to d-j.
Synopsis: Ruth smiles, but beneath the surface nurses a hatred as powerful as the sea, and as sharp as the coldest of blades. The object of Ruth’s malevolence is her cousin, Elizabeth — orphaned at nine months and raised by Ruth’s parents as their own — whose very presence stole Ruth’s birthright as only child. From this twisted sense of betrayal grows an envy, dark as night, from which there can be but one refuge: Elizabeth’s destruction.