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ISBN13: 9780743255233
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A luminous, true story, Name All the Animals is an unparalleled account of grief and secret love: the tale of a family clinging to the memory of a lost child, and of a young woman struggling to define herself in the wake of his loss. As children, siblings Alison and Roy Smith were so close that their mother called them by one name, Alroy. But when Alison was fifteen, she woke one day to learn that Roy, eighteen, was dead.

Heartbreaking but hopeful, this extraordinary memoir explores the after-math of Roy's death: his parents' enduring romance, the faith of a deeply religious community, and the excitement and anguish of Alison's first love — a taboo relationship that opens up a world beyond the death of her brother.

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In one of the most highly acclaimed debuts of recent years, this chronicle of a family haunted by the memory of a lost child provides insight into the emotional life of the American family, the power of sibling love and loyalty, and the excruciating joy of first forbidden love.

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Alison Smith has been a resident at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's

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Christy Valentine, March 18, 2009 (view all comments by Christy Valentine)
This memoir is incredibly engrossing and reads like the best fiction sometimes. I couldn't put the book down. Smith expresses even the most delicate details so vividly in a way that feels real and authentic. She goes all the way in describing her troubles and personal struggles with faith, her sexuality and eating disorders, without ever asking the reader for pity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743255233
Author:
Smith, Alison
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Siblings
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Bereavement -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Brothers -- Death -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
February 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 10.325 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In one of the most highly acclaimed debuts of recent years, this chronicle of a family haunted by the memory of a lost child provides insight into the emotional life of the American family, the power of sibling love and loyalty, and the excruciating joy of first forbidden love.
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