The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles: A Novel

Katherine Pancol

Penguin (Penguin Random House)

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles: A Novel

When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Jos_phine Cort?s is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two?confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zo_?is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Jos_phine?s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all?a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a tr?s chic Paris address?but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Jos_phine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris?s name. All is well?that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.When her chronically unemployed husband runs off to start a crocodile farm in Kenya with his mistress, Jos_phine Cort?s is left in an unhappy state of affairs. The mother of two?confident, beautiful teenage Hortense and shy, babyish Zo_?is forced to maintain a stable family life while making ends meet on her meager salary as a medieval history scholar. Meanwhile, Jos_phine?s charismatic sister Iris seems to have it all?a wealthy husband, gorgeous looks, and a tr?s chic Paris address?but she dreams of bringing meaning back into her life. When Iris charms a famous publisher into offering her a lucrative deal for a twelfth-century romance, she offers her sister a deal of her own: Jos_phine will write the novel and pocket all the proceeds, but the book will be published under Iris?s name. All is well?that is, until the book becomes the literary sensation of the season.

Creation date: 2015-03-05

447 Pages

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