The Doctor's House The Doctor's House

The Doctor's House

A Novel

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Publisher Description

An impeccable ear for language, an eye for the smallest shifts in the cultural landscape, and a preternatural understanding of motivation and behavior—Ann Beattie's renowned storytelling abilities are on dazzling display in The Doctor’s House.

The story opens on Nina, who should have better things to do than to track her brother Andrew's sexual escapades. Since her husband's tragic death, she has become solitary and defensive—and as compulsive about her brother as he is about sex.

When the first movement ends, the melody is taken up by their mother. New shadows and new light fall on Nina's account as painful secrets of life in the house of their father, the doctor's house, emerge. In the dramatic third movement, Andrew gives us his perspective, and as Beattie takes us into his mind, there is the suggestion that Nina is less innocent and less detached than she maintains.

Through subtle shifts, The Doctor's House chronicles the fictions three people fabricate in order to interpret, to justify, or simply to survive their lives. "Few novelists are more adept at creating fictional atmospheres that eerily simulate the texture of everyday life" (The Washington Post).

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
March 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
649.4
KB

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