Download PDF by Lionel Shriver: A Perfectly Good Family

Download PDF by Lionel Shriver: A Perfectly Good Family

By Lionel Shriver

ISBN-10: 0061846902

ISBN-13: 9780061846908

Following the demise of her useful liberal mom and dad, Corlis McCrea strikes again into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all 3 siblings. Her timid more youthful brother hasn't ever left domestic. while her bullying black-sheep older brother strikes into "his" condo in addition, it's war.

Each inheritor desires the home. but to shop for the opposite out, siblings needs to crew opposed to one. simply as in girlhood, Corlis is torn among allying with the first rate yet nervous youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to break it. A completely reliable Family is a gorgeous exam of inheritance, literal and mental: what we take from our mom and dad, what we discard, and what we're caught with, love it or no longer.

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A juta vai ser exportada para São Paulo, Argentina, África do Sul e Alemanha", disse Jano, enxugando a testa. "Li teu nome na lista de calouros da faculdade de direito. " "Amanhã... amanhã sem falta", exclamou, erguendo a cabeça e sorrindo, a boca aberta para o céu. Um sorriso rasgado. 91 Naiá e Alicia voltaram arroxeadas de tanto sol; Alu ia, a pele descascada, exaltava as delícias do Rio. "Ah, o nosso apartamento no edifício Labourdett! No coração de ( o pacabana, Lavo. A gente não está apenas na avenida A1 hn tica, a gente flutua no oceano, os olhos brincam com o mar.

No mesmo lugar". "Deixaste uns trocados. Temos despesas em casa", disse a mulher. " Com impaciência, Jano tirou umas cédulas da carteira, as dobrou, e ela pegou o dinheiro com um gesto rápido e insolente; depois beijou o filho, se grudou a ele, o acompanhou até o carro. O marido ainda insistiu para que fosse junto: uma semana não era nada, ela podia ficar na varanda, na piscina ou no iate. Olhou-a com medo, o corpo rígido, vencido pela submissão. Alicia, que usava uma camisola azul, transparente, recuou para a porta da casa e cobriu os seios com os braços nus.

Apagou o cigarro no assoalho e se ergueu, dando um soco no batente da janela: internato, Colégio Militar! Ela 99 e o marido iam destruir o sonho de Mundo. Em que tempo e país viviam eles? Mundo ia fugir: ou ela não conhecia o filho? Alicia levantou, o olhar demorado o desarmou antes mesmo de ela dizer: "Toda mãe conhece pelo menos um homem na vida: o filho. Ainda não conversei com Mundo sobre o internato. Não é isso que me preocupa, ele vai decidir. Outra coisa atormenta meu marido: há muito tempo ele me alerta sobre um artista...

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