The Resource Her fearful symmetry : a novel, Audrey Niffenegger

Her fearful symmetry : a novel, Audrey Niffenegger

Label
Her fearful symmetry : a novel
Title
Her fearful symmetry
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Audrey Niffenegger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Elspeth Noblin dies, she leaves everything to the 20-year-old American twin daughters of her own long-estranged twin, Edie. Valentina and Julia, as enmeshed as Elspeth and Edie once were, move into Elspeth's London flat and through a series of developing relationships a crisis develops that could pull the twins apart
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Her fearful symmetry : a novel, Audrey Niffenegger
Label
Her fearful symmetry : a novel, Audrey Niffenegger
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At last - another brilliant, original and moving novel from the author of The Time Traveler's Wife . Dearest e, I told you I would let you know - so here it is - goodbye. I try to imagine what it would feel like if it was you - but it's impossible to conjure the world without you, even though we've been apart so long. I didn't leave you anything. You got to live my life. That's enough. Instead I'm experimenting - I've left the whole lot to the twins. I hope they'll enjoy it. Don't worry, it will be okay. Say goodbye to Jack for me - Love. Despite everything, e Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ...but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins' mother - and who can't even seem to quite leave her flat. With Highgate Cemetery itself a character and echoes of Henry James and Charles Dickens, Her Fearful Symmetry is a delicious and deadly twenty-first-century ghost story about Niffenegger's familiar themes of love, loss and identity. It is certain to cement her standing as one of the most singular and remarkable novelists of our time
Control code
516769
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780224085618
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP516769
  • 13085669
  • (OCoLC)448043081

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