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The Other Half of Me

A Novel
McCarthy, Morgan (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Growing up in their family's ancestral home in Wales, Jonathan Anthony and his little sister, Theo, are inseparable, inventing magical worlds and buttressing each other against the loneliness of life with their alcoholic mother, Alicia. When a family tragedy brings their glamorous grandmother, Eve, home from America, Jonathan and Theo are initially elated by the attention she lavishes on them. But soon it becomes clear that there is more to the Anthony family history than anyone will acknowledge, trapping Jonathan and Theo in a web of dark secrets that have haunted Evendon for generations.
Authors: McCarthy, Morgan
Title: The other half of me
a novel
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Free Press trade paperback ed.
Characteristics: 316 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: Includes a reading group guide, with discussion questions.
Summary: Growing up in their family's ancestral home in Wales, Jonathan Anthony and his little sister, Theo, are inseparable, inventing magical worlds and buttressing each other against the loneliness of life with their alcoholic mother, Alicia. When a family tragedy brings their glamorous grandmother, Eve, home from America, Jonathan and Theo are initially elated by the attention she lavishes on them. But soon it becomes clear that there is more to the Anthony family history than anyone will acknowledge, trapping Jonathan and Theo in a web of dark secrets that have haunted Evendon for generations.
Local Note: 1 15 18 53 76 80 102 118 133 143 148 149 150 152 172 173 188 193 203 216 222 226 228 245 250 264
ISBN: 9781451668230
1451668236
Statement of Responsibility: Morgan McCarthy
Subject Headings: Children of alcoholics Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction. Wales Fiction.
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Topical Term: Children of alcoholics
Brothers and sisters
LCCN: 2012001082
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An inseparable brother and sister growing up in a mansion in Wales with a drunken self absorbed mother and a rich businesswoman/philanthropist grandmother are the main characters of this excellent first novel. It’s not a perfect book but her skill with characterisation and place is very impressive.

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