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The sorrows of an American, Siri Hustvedt

Label
The sorrows of an American
Title
The sorrows of an American
Statement of responsibility
Siri Hustvedt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After their father's funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from a woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York City, Erik sets about reading his father's memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully knew.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Hustvedt, Siri
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.U813
Literary form
novels
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  • Fathers
  • Family secrets
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Stalking victims
Summary expansion
After their fathers funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from an unknown woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York, Erik sets about reading his fathers memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully understood. At the same time, another woman enters Eriks lonely, divorced life a beautiful Jamaican who moves into his garden flat with her small daughter. As Erik gets drawn into the cat-and-mouse tactics of someone who appears to be stalking her, he finds out that his sister Inga is also being threatened, by a journalist in possession of a wounding secret from her past. A multi-layered novel that probes the mysteries of the heart and mind, THE SORROWS OF AN AMERICAN is compulsive, thought-provoking and profoundly affecting a novel that resonates long beyond the last page
Label
The sorrows of an American, Siri Hustvedt
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BDZ0007979465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780340897065
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The sorrows of an American, Siri Hustvedt
Publication
Control code
BDZ0007979465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9780340897065
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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