|Sister, the (2008) [Novel]|
by Poppy Adams
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(From the publisher):
From her lookout in the crumbling mansion that was her idyllic childhood home, Ginny watches and waits for her younger sister to arrive. Vivien has not set foot in the house since she left, forty-seven years ago, while Ginny the reclusive moth expert, has rarely ventured out. Ginny has been selling off the family furniture over the years, gradually shutting each wing of the house and retreating into the precise routines that define her days. Only the attic remains untouched. There, the walls are lined with pinned and preserved moths collected over several generations: Bordered Beauties and Rusty Waves, Feathered Footmen and Great Brocades, the Gothic and the Stranger.
With Vivien's arrival, long forgotten memories are stirred up. As the sisters revisit their shared past, the secrets that have separated them threaten to destroy much more than Ginny's carefully ordered world.
Original title: The Sister
Alternative titles: The Behaviour of Moths
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Eccentric People
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives