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The Dutch house : a novel, Ann Patchett

Label
The Dutch house : a novel
Title
The Dutch house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Patchett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. The story is told by Cyril?s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures. Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they?re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they?ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they?re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patchett, Ann
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A7756
LC item number
D88 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Poverty
  • Domestic fiction
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Label
The Dutch house : a novel, Ann Patchett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090006765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780062963673
Lccn
2019024072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090006765
Label
The Dutch house : a novel, Ann Patchett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090006765
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780062963673
Lccn
2019024072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090006765

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