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Casebook : a novel

Author: Mona Simpson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the acclaimed and award-winning author: a beguiling new novel about an eavesdropping boy working to discover the obscure mysteries of his unraveling family. He uncovers instead what he least wants to know: the workings of his parents' private lives. And even then he can't stop snooping. Miles Adler-Rich, helped by his friend Hector, spies and listens in on his separating parents. Both boys are in thrall to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simpson, Mona.
Casebook.
(DLC) 2014006222
(OCoLC)854613874
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mona Simpson
ISBN: 9780385351423 0385351429 130657868X 9781306578684
OCLC Number: 869382887
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Mona Simpson.

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From the acclaimed and award-winning author: a beguiling new novel about an eavesdropping boy working to discover the obscure mysteries of his unraveling family. He uncovers instead what he least wants to know: the workings of his parents' private lives. And even then he can't stop snooping. Miles Adler-Rich, helped by his friend Hector, spies and listens in on his separating parents. Both boys are in thrall to Miles's unsuspecting mother, Irene, who is "pretty for a mathematician." They rifle through her dresser drawers and strip-mine her computer diary, finding that all leads pull them straight into her bedroom, and into questions about a stranger from Washington, D.C., who weaves in and out of their lives. Their amateur detective work starts innocently but soon takes them to the far reaches of adult privacy as they acquire knowledge that will affect the family's well-being, prosperity, and sanity. Once burdened with this powerful information, the boys struggle to deal with the existence of evil, and proceed to concoct hilarious modes of revenge on their villains and eventually, haltingly, learn to offer animal comfort to those harmed and to create an imaginative path to their own salvation.

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