We are all completely beside ourselves

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club comes the story of a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one-and that exception becomes the beating heart of this extraordinary novel. Meet the Cooke family: mother and dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister." Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she's managed to block a lot of memories. She's smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, "Rosemary" truly is for remembrance.
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, FICTION / Coming of Age, FICTION / Family Life, Families -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Self-realization in women -- Fiction
title_display We are all completely beside ourselves
title_full We are all completely beside ourselves / Karen Joy Fowler, We are all completely beside ourselves [electronic resource] / Karen Joy Fowler
title_short We are all completely beside ourselves
topic_facet Families, Human-animal relationships, Life change events, Self-realization in women