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Sister

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Sister by A Manette Ansay

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"When my brother disappeared in 1984, I began to see myself in the third person as if my life were a story being told to someone else."Abigail Schiller lives a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic commuinity in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother, Sam, vanishes at the age of seventeen, fleeing their father's rigid rules of masculinity and the violence their mother denies. Finally, thirty years old and expecting a child of her own, Abby is determined to retrace her lost sibling's dark descent--embarking upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything, she once believed about her family and herself.A stunning work of rare poignance and unsettling power, A. Manette Ansay's Sister marks the literary maturation of a truly exceptional voice in contemporary American fiction. Deftly spinning triumph out of tragedy, the award-winning author of Vinegar Hill offers us a fresh understanding, of family, memory, faith.Abigail Schiller lives in a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic community in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother, Sam, vanishes at the age of seventeen, fleeing their father's rigid rules of masculinity and the violence their mother denies. Finally, thirty years old and expecting a child of her own, Abby is determined to retrace her lost sibling's dark descent--embarking upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything she once believed her family and herself.A stunning work of race poignance and unsettling power, A. Manette Ansay's Sister marks the literary maturation of a truly exceptional voice in contemporary American fiction. Deftly spinning triumph out of tragedy, the award-winning author of Vinegar Hill Offers us a fresh understanding of family, memory, and faith.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780380729760
ISBN-10: 0380729768
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 134mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Blue Water by A Manette Ansay Blue Water, Paperback / softback (April 2006)

An award-winning author's latest novel is the story of a couple who, after the tragic death of their six-year-old son, decides to sail around the world in an attempt to leave their lives and memories behind.

River Angel by A Manette Ansay River Angel, Paperback / softback (March 1999)

Many citizens of Ambient, Wisconsin, believe the old tales of an angel living in the Onion River that runs through their town. It is this belief that leads a misfit ten-year-old boy to the river's edge one cold winter night.

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