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Publisher Comments:

From the prodigiously gifted author of the acclaimed memoir Slow Motion, a stunning and brutally honest novel about one familys harrowing recovery from devastation.

Rachel Jensen is perfectly happy: in love with her husband, devoted to their daughter Kate, gratified by her work restoring art. And finally, shes pregnant again. But as Rachel discovers, perfection can unravel in an instant. The summer she is thirteen, Kate returns from camp sullen, angry, and withdrawn. Everyone assures Rachel its typical adolescent angst. But then Kate has a terrifying accident with her infant brother, and the ensuing guilt brings forth a dreadful lie—one that ruptures their family, perhaps irrevocably. Family History is a mesmerizing journey through the mysteries of adolescent pain and family crisis.

Synopsis:

Shapiro's ferociously paced new novel tells of a woman losing control of her life, her marriage, and her kids. It's a tale about discovering that one can do everything right, yet still find that carefully-constructed world slipping away.

About the Author

Dani Shapiro is the author of three acclaimed novels, Playing with Fire, Fugitive Blue, and Picturing the Wreck, and the best-selling memoir Slow Motion. She teaches in the graduate writing program at The New School, and has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Elle, and Ploughshares, among other magazines. She lives with her husband and son in Litchfield County, Connecticut. Her Web site is www.danishapiro.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032112
Author:
Shapiro, Dani
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Andover
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.04x5.22x.63 in. .48 lbs.

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