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A perfectly good family

Author: Lionel Shriver
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shriver, Lionel.
Perfectly good family.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2007
(OCoLC)891550101
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Shriver
ISBN: 9780061239496 0061239496
OCLC Number: 148667635
Notes: Reprint with new "P.S. insights, interviews & more" section. Previously published: London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1996.
Description: 277, 16 ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Lionel Shriver.

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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"--Page 4 of cover.

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