WE ARE ALL COMPLETELY BESIDE OURSELVES

Karen Joy Fowler

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Spoiler alert:

At first you’ll be like, what? What’s the big deal? She has a sister? Jeeze, she’s got a lot of baggage about her family…

Then you’ll be like “Ooooooh. Right. Got it. Her sister’s a Chimp.”

And yeah, you would be messed up too if your sister was a chimp, your Dad was a clinical psychologist who introduced the chimp into your family for a study, and then banished your introduced sister/study subject from your family - your mom refuses to talk about it and then your brother ran away from home to be an extreme animal rights activist when he was a senior in High

And the worst part is: you can’t really remember why any of this happened.

This is Rosemary’s life as she heads off to university: she is confused, broken and tired of trying to piece the past together. When her brother shows up, on the run from the FBI - she is forced back into her past and the truth about what happened to her sister, Fern.

Karen Joy Fowler writes Rosemary as funny and sympathetic, and gives a new, beautiful way to think about love and family.

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family that is ordinary in every way but one in this novel that won the PEN/Faulkner Award and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.
 


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