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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

(2013)
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Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
From the New York Times - bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club, the story of an American family, middle class in middle America, ordinary in every way but one. But that exception is the beating heart of this extraordinary novel.

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and our narrator, Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. "I spent the first eighteen years of my life defined by this one fact: that I was raised with a chimpanzee," she tells us. "It's never going to be the first thing I share with someone. I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren't thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern's expulsion, I'd scarcely known a moment alone. She was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half, and I loved her as a sister."

Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she's managed to block a lot of memories. She's smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories, leading us deeper into the mystery she has dangled before us from the start. Stripping off the protective masks that have hidden truths too painful to acknowledge, in the end, "Rosemary" truly is for remembrance.

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"In this curious, wonderfully intelligent novel, Karen Joy Fowler brings to life a most unusual family." - Andrea Barrett


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Title: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Pen/Faulkner Award - Fiction)
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Title: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Large Print Edition)
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