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"When my brother disappeared in 1984, I began to see myself in the third person as if my life were a story being told to someone else."


Abigail Schiller lives a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic commuinity in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother, Sam, vanishes at the age of seventeen, fleeing their father's rigid rules of masculinity and the violence their mother denies. Finally, thirty years old and expecting a child of her own, Abby is determined to retrace her lost sibling's dark descent--embarking upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything, she once believed about her family and herself.

A stunning work of rare poignance and unsettling power, A. Manette Ansay's Sister marks the literary maturation of a truly exceptional voice in contemporary American fiction. Deftly spinning triumph out of tragedy, the award-winning author of Vinegar Hill offers us a fresh understanding, of family, memory, faith.Abigail Schiller lives in a seemingly normal childhood in a rural Catholic community in Wisconsin. But that life is shattered when her younger brother, Sam, vanishes at the age of seventeen, fleeing their father's rigid rules of masculinity and the violence their mother denies. Finally, thirty years old and expecting a child of her own, Abby is determined to retrace her lost sibling's dark descent--embarking upon an emotional journey that will test the strength of her spirit, and contradict everything she once believed her family and herself.

A stunning work of race poignance and unsettling power, A. Manette Ansay's Sister marks the literary maturation of a truly exceptional voice in contemporary American fiction. Deftly spinning triumph out of tragedy, the award-winning author of Vinegar Hill Offers us a fresh understanding of family, memory, and faith.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1996 : USA Hardback
Title: Sister
Author(s): A Manette Ansay
ISBN: 0-688-14449-7 / 978-0-688-14449-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Sister
Author(s): Manette Ansay
ISBN: 0-7490-7952-5 / 978-0-7490-7952-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Sister
Author(s): A Manette Ansay
ISBN: 0-06-112010-3 / 978-0-06-112010-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 1999 : UK Paperback
Title: Sister
Author(s): A Manette Ansay
ISBN: 0-7490-0403-7 / 978-0-7490-0403-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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June 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Sister
Author(s): A Manette Ansay
ISBN: 0-380-72976-8 / 978-0-380-72976-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

September 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Sister
Author(s): Manette Ansay
Publisher: Allison & Busby
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Sister (Mysteries & Horror)
Author(s): A Manette Ansay
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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