We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel
by Karen Joy Fowler
|Paperback: ||320 pages|
|Publisher:||Plume (Feb 25, 2014)|
“A gripping, bighearted book.” —Khaled Hosseini. . Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. . Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award . . One of the New York Times Book Review's 100 Notable Books of 2013 and named by The Christian Science Monitor as one of the top 15 works of fiction. . The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one.. . Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion … she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence.. . In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences..
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