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Synopsis: From the award-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us comes an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and 70s that suddenly loses its fortune -- and its bearings.
Labor Day 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house, Fern and Edgar-- married with three children-- are happily preparing for a family birthday celebration when they learn that the unimaginable has occurred: there is no more money. More specifically, there's no more money in the estate of Fern's recently deceased parents, which had allowed Fern and Edgar to live this comfortable life. In distress and confusion, Fern and Edgar are each tempted away on separate adventures. The three children are left for days with no guardian whatsoever in an improvised Neverland helmed by the tender, witty, and resourceful Cricket, age nine.
Review: An Amazon Best Book of June 2016: It’s hard to describe this novel clearly. It’s a fable, it’s an ultra-realistic look at the class system in America, it’s a love story and it’s a period piece. Set in the 1960s and 70s, ‘Sons and Daughters’ begins straightforwardly enough: a privileged young wife and mother learns from her family lawyer that all of their wealth is gone. But if from that you expect a straightforward story of a couple facing the ultimate of “first world problems,” a la The Nest--and I kind of did--you will be plenty surprised. Adrift and confused, Fern and Edgar each wander off into their own fantasy worlds: he (of course) with a neighborhood Siren; she, more imaginatively, with a giant she met while impersonating a bride at an old folks’ home. (Yes, that’s what I said.) Their young children, meanwhile, are accidentally left alone for days and get up to the kind of gentle trouble last found in old-fashioned fairy tales or maybe a Shakespeare comedy. See what I mean? It sounds silly. And yet, thanks to Ausubel’s dreamlike prose and her careful parsing of the magical realism--think Alice Hoffman not Gabriel Garcia Marquez--the novel opens into a magical force field that even doubters somehow can’t manage to escape. --Sara Nelson, The Amazon Book Review
Title: Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty -
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Book Condition: BRAND NEW
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2016. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1504719131