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    Housekeeping (Paperback) By (author) Marilynne Robinson

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    DescriptionHousekeeping is the story of Ruth and Lucille, orphans growing up in the small desolate town of Fingerbone in the vast northwest of America. Abandoned by a succession of relatives, the sisters find themselves in the care of Sylvie, the remote and enigmatic sister of their dead mother. Steeped in imagery of the bleak wintry landscape around them, the sisters' struggle towards adulthood is powerfully portrayed in a novel about loss, loneliness and transience.


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    Title
    Housekeeping
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marilynne Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571230082
    ISBN 10: 0571230083
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    07 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson's first novel, was acclaimed by critics and later filmed by Bill Forsyth. She is also the author of a non-fiction title, the controversial Mother Country. Marilynne Robinson lives in New England.
    Review quote
    "So precise, so distilled, so beautiful that one doesn't want to miss any pleasure it might yield."--"The New York Times Book Review" "Here's a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life...You can feel in the book a gathering voluptuous release of confidence, a delighted surprise at the unexpected capacities of language, a close, careful fondness for people that we thought only saints felt."--Anatole Broyard, "The New York Times" "I found myself reading slowly, than more slowly--this is not a novel to be hurried through, for every sentence is a delight."--Doris Lessing