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The sorrows of an American : a novel / Siri Hustvedt.

The sorrows of an American : a novel / Siri Hustvedt.
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ISBN 9780805079081
0805079084
Author Hustvedt, Siri
Title The sorrows of an American : a novel / Siri Hustvedt.
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher/Date New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
Pagination etc. 306 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents note "A Frances Coady book."
Summary Note "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. The Sorrows of an American tells 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Fathers -- Death -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Shelf Location F HUST
Internet Site http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0834/2007031046-s.html
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See Also http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0805/2007031046-d.html
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