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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061846908
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Lionel Shriver
Author:
Shriver, Lionel
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
North carolina
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070703
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
293

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