When Ruth Gilmartin learns the true identity-and the WWII profession-of her aging mother, Sally Gilmartin, at the start of Boyd's elegant ninth novel, Ruth is understandably surprised. Sally, nee Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigree living in Paris in 1939, was recruited as a spy by Lucas Romer, the head of a secretive propaganda group called British Security Coordination, to help get America into the war.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Boyd's narrators all seem to have one thing in common - a uniquely conversational charm paired with a wonderful clarity of voice. Plus, they tend to get caught up right in the thick of things ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
Sally Fairchild Gilmartin reveals her true identity (Eva Delectorskaya) to her daughter Ruth when she believes her life is in danger more than a quarter century after her work as a spy for Great ... Read full review