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"When my brother disappeared in 1984, I began to see myself in the third person as if my life were a story being told to someone else."

Abigail Schiller lives a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic commuinity in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother, Sam, vanishes at the age of seventeen, fleeing their father's rigid rules of masculinity and the violence their mother denies. Finally, thirty years old and expecting a child of her own, Abby is determined to retrace her lost sibling's dark descent--embarking upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything, she once believed about her family and herself.

A stunning work of rare poignance and unsettling power, A. Manette Ansay's Sister marks the literary maturation of a truly exceptional voice in contemporary American fiction. Deftly spinning triumph out of tragedy, the award-winning author of Vinegar Hill offers us a fresh understanding, of family, memory, faith.Abigail Schiller lives in a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic community in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother, Sam, vanishes at the age of seventeen, fleeing their father's rigid rules of masculinity and the violence their mother denies. Finally, thirty years old and expecting a child of her own, Abby is determined to retrace her lost sibling's dark descent--embarking upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything she once believed her family and herself.

A stunning work of race poignance and unsettling power, A. Manette Ansay's Sister marks the literary maturation of a truly exceptional voice in contemporary American fiction. Deftly spinning triumph out of tragedy, the award-winning author of Vinegar Hill Offers us a fresh understanding of family, memory, and faith.

Synopsis:

Determined to retrace her lost sibling’ s dark descent and disappearance seventeen years ago, Abby Schiller embarks upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything she once believed about her family and herself.

Synopsis:

In her remarkable second novel, the author of Vinegar Hill tells the story of Abigail Schiller, a girl raised in a rural Catholic community in Wisconsin. Abby's younger brother, unable to survive his father's abuse, succumbs to drugs and violence and leaves town. Haunted by memories of him and unable to find her place in the church or within her family, Abby soon flees, too, with hopes of solving the mystery of her brother's disappearance.

About the Author

A. Manette Ansay is the author of three acclaimed novels, VINEGAR HILL, SISTER, and RIVER ANGEL, as well as a collection of stories, READ THIS AND TELL ME WHAT IT SAYS. Her awards include a Friends of American Writers Prize, the AWP Short Fiction Series Prize, and the Great Lakes Book Award. Her latest novel, Midnight Champagne, will be published in June. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380729760
Author:
Ansay, A. Manette
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Ansay, A. Manette
Author:
by A. Manette Ansay
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Mysteries & Horror
Series Volume:
no. 11
Publication Date:
19970601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 0.6 in 7.68 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Determined to retrace her lost sibling’ s dark descent and disappearance seventeen years ago, Abby Schiller embarks upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything she once believed about her family and herself.
"Synopsis" by , In her remarkable second novel, the author of Vinegar Hill tells the story of Abigail Schiller, a girl raised in a rural Catholic community in Wisconsin. Abby's younger brother, unable to survive his father's abuse, succumbs to drugs and violence and leaves town. Haunted by memories of him and unable to find her place in the church or within her family, Abby soon flees, too, with hopes of solving the mystery of her brother's disappearance.
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