Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Housekeeping Paperback Jul 7 2005

By Marilynne Robinson
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From the Orange Prize winning author of Home Acclaimed on publication as a contemporary classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphansgrowing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience. 'I love and have lived with this book . . . it holds a unique and quiet place among the masterpieces of 20th century American fiction.' Paul Bailey 'I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight.' Doris Lessing

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Publication date
Jul 7 2005
Language
English
Pages
224
ISBN-13
9780571230082
ISBN-10
0571230083
Weight
176g
Dimensions
126.0mm x 198.0mm