The Dutch house : a novel

The Dutch house : a novel
Patchett, Ann
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  • Published: 2019
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Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish mansion. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her wit, her brilliance. Life is coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners in the frames of their oil paintings. Then one day their father brings Andrea home. Though they cannot know it, her arrival to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives. The siblings are drawn back time and again to the place they can never enter, knocking in vain on the locked door of the past. For behind the mystery of their own exile is that of their mother's: an absence more powerful than any presence they have known.

Related Subjects

Brothers and sisters--Fiction.
Dysfunctional families--Fiction.
Stepmothers--Fiction.
Poverty--Fiction.
Inheritance and succession--Fiction.
Families--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781526614957 (trade paperback)

Personal Author:

Patchett, Ann,

Title:

The Dutch house : a novel / Ann Patchett.

Publication Info:

London : Bloomsbury publishing, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

337 pages ; 24 cm

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Brothers and sisters--Fiction.

Subject term:

Dysfunctional families--Fiction.

Subject term:

Stepmothers--Fiction.

Subject term:

Poverty--Fiction.

Subject term:

Inheritance and succession--Fiction.

Subject term:

Families--Fiction.

Geographic term:

Philadelphia (Pa.)--Fiction.

Genre index term:

Historical fiction.

Genre index term:

Domestic fiction.

Genre index term:

Epic fiction.

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