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Sorrows of an American, the (2008) [Novel]
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When Erik Davidsen and his sister, Inga, find a disturbing note from an unknown woman among their late father's papers, they believe he may be implicated in a mysterious death. This is the story of the Davidsen family as brother and sister uncover its secrets and unbandage its wounds in the year following their father's funeral.

Returning to New York from Minnesota, the grieving siblings continue to pursue the mystery behind the note. While Erik's fascination with his new tenants and emotional vulnerability to his psychiatric patients threaten to overwhelm him, Inga is confronted by a hostile journalist who seems to know a secret connected to her dead husband, a famous novelist. As each new mystery unfolds, Erik begins to inhabit his emotionally hidden father's history and to glimpse how his impoverished childhood, the Depression, and the war shaped his relationship with his children, while Inga must confront the reality of her husband's double life.

Original title: The Sorrows of an American
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindDysfunctional Families

Edition #1: Sorrows of and American, the

Sorrows of and American, the (2008)
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Language: English

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Sorrows of and American, the (April 1, 2008)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 9780805079081
Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.2 x 1.2
Pages: 306

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