New PDF release: All the Houses: A Novel

By Karen Olsson

ISBN-10: 0374281327

ISBN-13: 9780374281328

ISBN-10: 1250097436

ISBN-13: 9781250097439

A bittersweet, biting, sharply saw relations drama from the writer of Waterloo

After her father has a center assault and next surgical procedure, Helen Atherton returns to her native land of Washington, D.C., to aid look after him and, might be extra truthfully, herself. She's been residing in la, attempting to paintings in Hollywood, slowly spiraling right into a melancholy fueled via hours spent staring at C-SPAN-her obsession with politics a holdover from a early life interrupted via her father's involvement within the Iran-Contra scandal. "I have no idea no matter if to think about him as a coconspirator or a complicit bystander or simply somebody who was once within the mistaken position on the unsuitable time." notwithstanding the remainder of the area has forgotten that scandal, the Atherton family members by no means particularly recovered. whereas residing together with her father in her early life domestic, Helen attempts to piece jointly the political strikes that pulled her kinfolk apart.
All the Houses is, at its middle, a father-daughter tale. With razor-sharp prose, an desirable objectivity, and a dry humorousness, Karen Olsson writes in regards to the shape-shifting of our relations relationships while outdoors forces paintings their manner in-how Washington turns humans into unnatural models of themselves, how complex and overbearing sisters might be, and the way familial nostalgia that units in in the course of early maturity can turn out counterproductive to truly turning into an adult.

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