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    The Burgess Boys (Hardback) By (author) Elizabeth Strout

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    DescriptionHaunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a legal aid attorney who idolises Jim, has always taken it in his stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has landed himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begin to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.


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    Title
    The Burgess Boys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Strout
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471127373
    ISBN 10: 1471127370
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    DC23: 813.6
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    09 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Strout's tenure as a lawyer (six months) was slightly longer than her career as a stand-up comedian (one night). She has also worked as a bartender, waitress and piano player at bars across the USA. She now teaches literature in New York, where she lives with her husband and daughter.