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Housekeeping By Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

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Abandoned by a succession of relatives, orphaned sisters Ruthie and Lucille find themselves in the care of their eccentric aunt Sylvie in their rural home town in Idaho. In this title, Ruthie narrates the sisters' story as Lucille moves out into the world and Ruth falls further back into her own family's dark past.

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Housekeeping: Faber Modern Classics by Marilynne Robinson

Abandoned by a succession of relatives, orphaned sisters Ruthie and Lucille find themselves in the care of their eccentric aunt Sylvie in their rural home town in Idaho. Ruthie narrates the sisters' story as Lucille moves out into the world and Ruth falls further back into her own family's dark past. Against the stunning backdrop of a bleak wintery landscape in a small desolate town, Marilynne Robinson's first novel is a powerful portrayal of loss, loneliness and the struggle towards adulthood. In an interview in the Guardian in 2009 after winning the Orange Prize Marilynne Robinson said "It seems to me that the small drama of conversation and thought and reflection, that is so much more individual, so much less cliched than - I mean when people set out on an adventure, I think 90 times out of 100, they've read about it in a brochure. That's not the part of life that interests me."

About Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson's first novel, was acclaimed by critics and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She lives in New England and is the winner of the 2009 Orange Prize for Fiction.

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GOR009113232
9780571322756
0571322751
Housekeeping: Faber Modern Classics by Marilynne Robinson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2015-04-02
224
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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