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Housekeeping (1980) [Novel]
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The story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.

Original title: Housekeeping
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Housekeeping (1980)
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Language: English

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Housekeeping (October 14, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312424091
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.4 x 0.7
Pages: 224

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Housekeeping (September 30, 1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374525187
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.6 in
Pages: 224

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Housekeeping (March 1, 1984)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553278729
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 224

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Housekeeping (September 29, 1980)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374173135
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.4 x 0.9 in
Pages: 224

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