All the Houses: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Karen Olsson

All the Houses: A Novel

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: November 2015
ISBN: 9780374714192
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$12.99
Our price:
$9.99

You save: $3.00 (23%)

A bittersweet, biting, sharply observed family drama from the author of Waterloo

After her father has a heart attack and subsequent surgery, Helen Atherton returns to her hometown of Washington, D.C., to help take care of him and, perhaps more honestly, herself. She's been living in Los Angeles, trying to work in Hollywood, slowly spiraling into a depression fueled by hours spent watching C-SPAN-her obsession with politics a holdover from a childhood interrupted by her father's involvement in the Iran-Contra scandal. "I don't know whether to think of him as a coconspirator or a complicit bystander or just someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time." Though the rest of the world has forgotten that scandal, the Atherton family never quite recovered. While living with her father in her childhood home, Helen tries to piece together the political moves that pulled her family apart.
All the Houses is, at its heart, a father-daughter story. With razor-sharp prose, an alluring objectivity, and a dry sense of humor, Karen Olsson writes about the shape-shifting of our family relationships when outside forces work their way in-how Washington turns people into unnatural versions of themselves, how problematic and overbearing sisters can be, and how familial nostalgia that sets in during early adulthood can prove counterproductive to actually becoming an adult.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
All the Houses: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
513 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Karen Olsson
Waterloo: A Novel ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Karen Olsson
Waterloo
Karen Olsson
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, November 2006
ISBN: 9780312425593
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.99 Our price: $7.99
Recently Viewed Products