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We are all completely beside ourselves

Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Joy Fowler
ISBN: 9780399162091 0399162097 9781781252956 1781252955 9780142180822 0142180823
OCLC Number: 822532814
Notes: "A Marian Wood book."
Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, 2014.
Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 8 books (310 pages ; 22 cm) --
Contents list --
Author biography & list of additional resources --
Discussion questions --
Sign-up sheet --
Book kit policy & Suggestions for use of kit.
Responsibility: Karen Joy Fowler.

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In this novel we meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. It changed Rosemary and it destroyed her family. Now her older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrrorism. And her once lively mother is a shell of her former self; her clever and imperious father now a distant, brooding man. And Fern her sister, an endearing chimpanzee, her accomplice in all their childhood mischief, has come to a far more terrible fate than their family could ever have imagined. -- From book jacket.

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A novel so readably juicy and surreptitiously smart, it deserves all the attention it can get -- Barbara Kingsolver New York Times Book Review A dark cautionary tale hanging out, incognito-style, in Read more...

 
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