Sister Crazy (Paperback)

Author: Richler, Emma

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Recalling J.D. SalingerUs Glass family, the remarkable Weisses and their chronicler Jem are brought to tender, heartbreaking life in Emma RichlerUs vibrant, arresting debut. In seven connected stories, the adult Jemima recalls her childhood as the middle child in a charmingly eccentric clan.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385720892
SKU 30919254
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0385720890
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
"The book comes most alive at those moments when a blast of anger toward the father pierces the false nonchalance of the narrator's voice, but one is left wanting more of them. The father remains a frustratingly enigmatic figure....In the end, there is something neurotic about the proliferation of detail in the imagined world of SISTER CRAZY. Jemima's recollections of childhood begin to seem like an effort to escape rather than understand her predicament--a refuge in an imagined past. You get the sense of an imagination in flight from uncomfortable truths about itself, or unwilling to share them with us."
"...SISTER carried by a voice so unerring and sure that readers will find very little suspension of disbelief is required."
"We may have overdosed on solipsism in the modern novel, but Emma Richler sees the comic in the tragic, and her acute insights save SISTER CRAZY from self-indulgence."
"[U]nlike most tales of family dysfunction, Richler's is a romance, a dense mythology of Westerns and Arthurian loyalties and perplexing Catholic rituals....Comic, poignant, and terrifying...."
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Annotation Jemima grows up eccentric with her four siblings, showing an early interest in movies; precocious and imaginative, she turns into a complex and troubled woman who inherits her father's alcoholism.
Editors Note In a series of seven episodes, Jemima Weiss revisits what life was like growing up as the sensitive, curious, middle child in an eccentric transatlantic family--her gruff Jewish father, prophetic and omniscient mother, charismatic older brother, and ethereal little sister. A first novel.
Editors Note 2 Jemima Weiss revisits what life was like growing up as the sensitive middle child in an eccentric transatlantic family with her gruff Jewish father, prophetic mother, charismatic older brother, and ethereal little sister.
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