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Author Nelson Levy, Ashley.

Title Immediate family [electronic resource] : A novel. Ashley Nelson Levy.

Imprint 2021.

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Summary A goop Book Club Selection and Best Book of the Year Amazon Editors' Choice "This unsparing and absorbing family portrait broke my heart and remade it a hundred times over." —Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin It is the day of her brother's wedding and our narrator is still struggling with her toast. Despite a recent fracture between them, her brother, Danny, has asked her to give a speech and she doesn't know where to begin, how to put words to their kind of love. She was nine years old when she traveled with her parents to Thailand to meet her brother, six years her junior. They grew up together like any other siblings, and shared a bucolic childhood in Northern California. Yet when she holds their story up to the light, it refracts in ways she doesn't expect. What follows is a heartfelt letter addressed to Danny and an attempt at a full accounting of their years growing up, invoking everything from the classic Victorian adoption plot to childless women in literature to documents from Danny's case file. It's also a confession of sorts to the parts of her life that she has kept from him, including her own struggle with infertility. And as the hours until the wedding wane, she uncovers the words that can't and won't be said aloud. In Immediate Family , a tender and fierce debut novel, Ashley Nelson Levy explores the enduring bond between two siblings and the complexities of motherhood, infertility, race, and the many definitions of family.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1056 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject Fiction.
Literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Original 9780374601416
ISBN 9780374601430 (electronic bk)

 
    
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