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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
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Marilynne Robinson became an overnight literary star when her second novel, Gilead, won the Pulitzer in 2005. But her cult following began a quarter century earlier with this brief, luminous novel about finding your place in the world. After their mother’s suicide, teenage siblings Ruth and Lucille get shuttled from one set of relatives to another in the tiny mountain town of Fingerbone, Idaho—until their mother’s free-spirited sister, Sylvie, comes home and takes charge. The sisters’ very different responses to Sylvie’s eccentricities—from sleeping in her clothes to wandering off to spend days in the nearby forest—threaten to fray their once-unbreakable bond. Robinson’s vivid and expressive language brings you right into her heroines’ peculiar world, a place that director Bill Forsyth (Local Hero) captured beautifully in his 1987 film starring Christine Lahti as Sylvie. Sweet, sad, funny and absolutely magical, Housekeeping is a transcendent joy.
A reissue of the contemporary feminist classic.