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- ISBN: 9780091953737
- ISBN: 1786331691
- Physical Description: 584 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: London : Hutchison, 
All families are secret societies. Realms of intrigue and internal warfare, governed by their own rules. Its 1980s New York. Alice Burns, a young book editor, is deep into a manuscript about the morass of family life. The observations resonates, perhaps because she has just watched her own family implode. As she reads she wonders: when did the sadness start and could it be that unhappiness is a choice? Thus begins a great American epic which follows Alice as she navigates high school bullying, first love and sexism at an elite college, a spell in 1970's Ireland, and a tragedy that sends her stateside as the US embraces a cowboy actor named Reagan. But it is also the tale of her endlessly complex parents and brothers; how their destinies are written by the lies they tell themselves and others. The Great Wide Open is an immensely ambitious and compulsive saga; a novel which will speak volumes to anyone who has marvelled at that pain that can only be caused by family itself.
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