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Immediate Family

ebook

A goop book club selection

  • Amazon Editors' Choice
    "This unsparing and absorbing family portrait broke my heart and remade it a hundred times over." —Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin
    It is the day of her brother's wedding and our narrator is still struggling with her toast. Despite a recent fracture between them, her brother, Danny, has asked her to give a speech and she doesn't know where to begin, how to put words to their kind of love. She was nine years old when she traveled with her parents to Thailand to meet her brother, six years her junior. They grew up together like any other siblings, and shared bucolic childhood in Northern California. Yet when she holds their story up to the light, it refracts in ways she doesn't expect.
    What follows is a heartfelt letter addressed to Danny and an attempt at a full accounting of their years growing up, invoking everything from the classic Victorian adoption plot to childless women in literature to documents from Danny's case file. It's also a confession of sorts to the parts of her life that she has kept from him, including her own struggle with infertility. And as the hours until the wedding wane, she uncovers the words that can't and won't be said aloud.
    In Immediate Family, a tender and fierce debut novel, Ashley Nelson Levy explores the enduring bond between two siblings and the complexities of motherhood, infertility, race, and the many definitions of family.


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    Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Kindle Book

    • Release date: August 3, 2021

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9780374601430
    • Release date: August 3, 2021

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9780374601430
    • File size: 1082 KB
    • Release date: August 3, 2021

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    Kindle Book
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    subjects

    Fiction Literature

    Languages

    English

    A goop book club selection

  • Amazon Editors' Choice
    "This unsparing and absorbing family portrait broke my heart and remade it a hundred times over." —Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin
    It is the day of her brother's wedding and our narrator is still struggling with her toast. Despite a recent fracture between them, her brother, Danny, has asked her to give a speech and she doesn't know where to begin, how to put words to their kind of love. She was nine years old when she traveled with her parents to Thailand to meet her brother, six years her junior. They grew up together like any other siblings, and shared bucolic childhood in Northern California. Yet when she holds their story up to the light, it refracts in ways she doesn't expect.
    What follows is a heartfelt letter addressed to Danny and an attempt at a full accounting of their years growing up, invoking everything from the classic Victorian adoption plot to childless women in literature to documents from Danny's case file. It's also a confession of sorts to the parts of her life that she has kept from him, including her own struggle with infertility. And as the hours until the wedding wane, she uncovers the words that can't and won't be said aloud.
    In Immediate Family, a tender and fierce debut novel, Ashley Nelson Levy explores the enduring bond between two siblings and the complexities of motherhood, infertility, race, and the many definitions of family.


  • Expand title description text