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    DescriptionWhen Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt, only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers--with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another. They are twenty. . The girls move to Elspeth's flat, which borders Highgate Cemetery in London. They come to know the building's other residents. There is Martin, a brilliant and charming crossword puzzle setter suffering from crippling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Marjike, Martin's devoted but trapped wife; and Robert, Elspeth's elusive lover, a scholar of the cemetery. As the girls become embroiled in the fraying lives of their aunt's neighbors, they also discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including--perhaps--their aunt, who can't seem to leave her old apartment and life behind.. Niffenegger weaves a captivating story in "Her Fearful Symmetry" about love and identity, about secrets and sisterhood, and about the tenacity of life--even after death..


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    Title
    Her Fearful Symmetry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Audrey Niffenegger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 406
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781439165393
    ISBN 10: 1439165394
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC012000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3564.I362 H47 2009
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, frontispiece
    Publisher
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    29 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Following up a phenomenal blockbuster is not easy, but Niffenegger rises to the task with "Her Fearful Symmetry". Fans will find plenty of rewards in her clever ... [and] unique modern ghost story... Her descriptions transport the reader directly into a moody Victorian landscape of beauty and death... Mesmerizing... A deeply moving story filled with unforgettable characters... A beautiful testament to Niffenegger's fertile imagination and love of storytelling." -- Mary Houlihan, "Chicago Sun-Times"