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Praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic for its elegant and sensuous prose, "Talking to the Dead" tells the story of two sisters whose lives are bound by the hidden and surprising truth about the long-ago death of their infant brother.

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Aimala, March 19, 2010 (view all comments by Aimala)
Nina and Isabel are two very different sisters. Growing up they were extremely close. Nina relied on the older Isabel to guide her and keep her safe. Now, they lead independent lives as adults and don't see each other often. But when Isabel gives birth to her first child, Nina visits her for several weeks. She discovers that Isabel, who's always been a little eccentric, lives a very isolated life out in the country with her intelligent, introverted husband, Richard. Nina is reminded of much of her childhood with Isabel while visiting her. One particular memory involving their baby brother, who died in infancy, troubles Nina. When she attempts to speak to Isabel about it, Isabel is dismissive of Nina and her memory. Nina, troubled by Isabel's behavior, begins to see her in a different and alarming way, and questions Isabel's motives. But Nina isn't so innocent herself. She is hiding a very disturbing truth from Isabel that many would consider a major betrayal of their bond.
The characters are dark and complex, the story is beautifully-written and intense and the images lush and rich, combining to provide readers with a riveting story not easily forgotten.
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ISBN:
9780316196451
Author:
Dunmore, Helen
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Sudden infant death syndrome
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Sudden infant death syndrome; Sisters; Infanticide
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Edition Description:
1st Back Bay pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
UNC-SG 98-02
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.52x5.58x.70 in. .89 lbs.

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