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The Doctor's House

(2002)
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The winner of the 2000 PEN/Malamud Prize tells the unsettling story of a sister obsessed with her brother and the women he loves and leaves. THE DOCTOR'S HOUSE opens with a woman exploring her own brother's sexual appetites, uncovering his myriad betrayals of his wives and lovers, and of her. Nina, a reclusive copy editor, should have better things to do than track her brother's escapades, but since her husbands death she has become solitary and defensive, and just as obsessive as Andrew. As the novel unfolds, the story of Nina and Andrew is retold by their mother, who at once illuminates and undermines her daughter's account. Finally, the brother speaks for himself, and the deeper Beattie takes us into Andrew's mind, the more his perspective suggests that Nina might be both less innocent and less detached than she maintains. In the guise of exploring their memories of the past, Nina and her mother repress them.

    

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June 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Doctor's House (Premier Plus Series)
Author(s): Ann Beattie
ISBN: 1-58547-199-2 / 978-1-58547-199-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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January 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Doctor's House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Beattie
ISBN: 0-7432-1264-9 / 978-0-7432-1264-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Doctor's House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Beattie
ISBN: 0-7432-3501-0 / 978-0-7432-3501-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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August 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Doctor's House
Author(s): Ann Beattie
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2005 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Doctor's House
Author(s): ann beattie
ISBN: 1-4025-1898-6 / 978-1-4025-1898-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Doctor's House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Beattie
Publisher: Scribner
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March 2002 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Doctor's House: A Novel
Author(s): Ann Beattie
Publisher: Scribner
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