The Sisters Antipodes by Jane Alison

The Sisters Antipodes

byJane Alison

Kobo ebook | April 9, 2010

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A gorgeous and deeply intimate memoir about families breaking apart


When Jane Alison was a child, her family met another that seemed like its mirror: a father in the Foreign Service, a beautiful mother, and two little girls, the younger two (one of them Jane) sharing a birthday. The families became inseparable almost instantly. Within months, however, affairs ignited between the adults, and before long the parents exchanged partners, then divorced, remarried, and moved on. Two pairs of girls were left in shock, a “silent, numb shock, like a crack inside stone, not enough to split it but inside, silently fissuring” that would prove tragic.

Title:The Sisters AntipodesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 9, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547488653

ISBN - 13:9780547488653

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Aside from a few overdone passages and an overused insect metaphor, it’s really good Here’s the fascinating tale of two families, each with two daughters. The parents divorce and marry each other, leaving the girls with their moms and brand-new step-dads. And, if that’s not crazy enough, the dads are diplomats so they don’t see their own daughters for years on end. Jealousy, identity, and self-esteem issues ensue. Alison pays homage to memory, and its inconsistency and unpredictability to tell her odd, and extremely captivating story. She impressively hurdles chronology, just as the mind does.
Date published: 2014-11-01