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When Madeline was young : a novel

Author: Jane Hamilton
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aaron and Julia Maciver are living in a 1950s Chicago suburb with their two children?and with Aaron's first wife, Madeline. Aaron has insisted on caring for Madeline after she suffered a brain injury soon after their wedding, leaving her with the mental capacity of a seven-year-old. Refusing to consider this arrangement inconvenient, Julia treats the often-demanding Madeline like a beloved daughter, even letting her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Hamilton
ISBN: 0385611099 9780385611091
OCLC Number: 221270315
Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jane Hamilton.

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Aaron and Julia Maciver are living in a 1950s Chicago suburb with their two children?and with Aaron's first wife, Madeline. Aaron has insisted on caring for Madeline after she suffered a brain injury soon after their wedding, leaving her with the mental capacity of a seven-year-old. Refusing to consider this arrangement inconvenient, Julia treats the often-demanding Madeline like a beloved daughter, even letting her snuggle in bed with Aaron and herself when Madeline becomes distraught at night. Decades later, the Macivers' son, Mac, now a middle-aged family practitioner with a wife and teenage daughters, prepares to attend the funeral of his estranged cousin's son, killed in Iraq, and muses about the meaning, and the emotional costs, of the liberal values of his parents.

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