A Perfectly Good Family: A Novel

By Lionel Shriver

Following the dying of her useful liberal mom and dad, Corlis McCrea strikes again into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all 3 siblings. Her timid more youthful brother hasn't ever left domestic. whilst her bullying black-sheep older brother strikes into "his" condominium to boot, it truly is war.

Each inheritor wishes the home. but to shop for the opposite out, siblings needs to group opposed to one. simply as in girlhood, Corlis is torn among allying with the first rate yet apprehensive youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to wreck it. A completely solid Family is a beautiful exam of inheritance, literal and mental: what we take from our mom and dad, what we discard, and what we're caught with, love it or not.

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