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Something bad must have happened a long time ago to turn Zak against his middle child, Claire. While amiable Helene blossomed and D'Arcy was scarcely aware of his crippled legs, Claire struggled under some obscure handicap, determined to become so perfect that her Papa would have to love her. Eventually, and heroically, she wins him over and then goes on, inspired, paradoxically, by her own superiority, to become the perfect nurse, wife, and mother. Claire becomes an implacable and righteous woman capable of the most devastating unkindness. Years later, completely paralyzed, but possessed of a self-preserving, sardonic humor, D'Arcy still puzzles over the mysterious and complex origins of his sister's character and the tragedy of the lives she compromised. From a small Ontario city, to New York and London, through two world wars, the saga of the Greshams exposes the curious singularity of a prosperous Canadian family in a simpler time.
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Book Description PublishAmerica, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand new never read softback book,very clean. Seller Inventory # TC12F32
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