Her Fearful Symmetry

by Audrey Niffenegger Year Published: Challenging
Julia and Valentina are twenty year-old twins who inherit a London apartment from their estranged aunt. There are two conditions to the inheritance: Julia and Valentina must live in the apartment for a year before selling it, and their parents cannot enter it. Niffenegger draws the reader in with a seemingly mundane tale and quickly turns the plot on its head, mingling old English superstition with the modern American sensibilities of her main characters.