The Resource Sisters

Sisters

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Sisters
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Sisters
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'Tuck's prose is elegant.' New York Times Book Review Sometimes I wondered whether she had had boyfriends before they got married. Or was she still a virgin? I also wondered whether men find deflowering a woman for the first time thrilling and satisfying? Or do they think it an onerous task? I should have asked him but didn't. An unnamed narrator lives with her new husband, his two teenagers and the unwelcome presence of his first wife―known only as she. Obsessed with her, our narrator, the second wife, moves through her days presided over by the all-too-real ghost of the first marriage, fantasising about how the first wife lives her life. Will the narrator ever equal the first wife intellectually and sexually, or ever forget the betrayal that lies between them? And what of the secrets between her husband and the first wife, from which the second wife is excluded? The daring and precise build-up to an eerily wonderful denouement is a triumph of subtlety and surprise. With Sisters, Lily Tuck delivers a riveting psychological portrait of marriage, infidelity and obsession; charting with elegance and insight love in all its phases. Lily Tuck is the author of six novels: The Double Life of Liliane; I Married You for Happiness; Interviewing Matisse or the Woman Who Died Standing Up; The Woman Who Walked on Water; Siam, or the Woman Who Shot a Man, nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award; The News From Paraguay, winner of the National Book Award; the short-story collections The House at Belle Fontaine and Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived; and the biography Woman of Rome: A Life of Elsa Morante.'With her signature clipped and measured prose, National Book Award winner Tuck's new novel is elegant, raw, and powerful.' STARRED review, Kirkus reviews'A slow unravelling...Unsettling.' Age'A short yet sharp book...As far as quick, nuanced reads go about marriage, jealousy and love, this seems unsurpassed and quite simply, lovely.' AU Review'A spare and compelling novel in fragments...Its prose is clean and crisp, as tantalisingly minimalist as her apartment.' Saturday Paper'Sisters slices straight to the heart of a marriage burdened by infidelity and obsession. It's powerful and insightful, recounted in an elegantly wistful style that makes the sudden climax all the more impactful. Plenty of style, and despite its slimness, a lot of substance.' Written by Sime
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Tuck, Lily
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Sisters
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OVERDRIVE:628b705c-c02f-4c6f-8f7a-963f7e496ac0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626094
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True
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optical disk
Label
Sisters
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:628b705c-c02f-4c6f-8f7a-963f7e496ac0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626094
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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