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A perfectly good family, Lionel Shriver

Label
A perfectly good family
Title
A perfectly good family
Statement of responsibility
Lionel Shriver
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into "his" house as well, it's war. Each heir wants the house. Yet to buy the other out, two siblings must team against one. Just as in girlhood, Corlis is torn between allying with the decent but fearful youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to destroy it. A Perfectly Good Family is a stunning examination of inheritance, literal and psychological: what we take from our parents, what we discard, and what we are stuck with, like it or not"--P. [4] of cover
Summary
Following the death of her worthy liberal parents, Corlis McCrea moves back into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all three siblings. Her timid younger brother has never left home. When her bullying black-sheep older brother moves into "his" house as well, it's war
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Character
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10174959
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Shriver, Lionel
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Inheritance and succession
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Sibling rivalry
  • North Carolina
Target audience
adult
Label
A perfectly good family, Lionel Shriver
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint with new "P.S. insights, interviews & more" section. Previously published: London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1996
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277, 16 p.
Isbn
9780732288013
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780732288013
Label
A perfectly good family, Lionel Shriver
Publication
Note
Reprint with new "P.S. insights, interviews & more" section. Previously published: London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1996
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277, 16 p.
Isbn
9780732288013
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780732288013

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