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Lives of the Twins

(1987)
(Kindred Passions)
A novel by

 
 
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When sophisticated gadabout Molly Marks discovers that her near-perfect lover and former psychiatrist, Jonathan, has an identical twin, she feels compelled to seek out that brotheralso a psychiatrist. James turns out to be frighteningand altogether more excitingand Molly begins to wonder if a twin is only one half of a whole. She becomes entangled in lies, erotic tensions, and mystery, and her own glib, girlish persona begins to fade, showing the outline of another woman behind it. ''Rosamond Smith'' is a nom de plume for Joyce Carol Oates, who writes this as deftly and disturbingly as any of her novels, but with perhaps a lighter, more whimsical touch. Provocative entertainment about personality, duality, duplicity. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternates, Mystery Guild main selection.Laurie Spector Sullivan, Transit Authority Archives, Boston

Genre: General Fiction

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December 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lives of the Twins
Author(s): Rosamond Smith
ISBN: 0-517-05960-6 / 978-0-517-05960-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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November 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kindred Passions
Author(s): Rosamond Smith
ISBN: 0-00-223339-8 / 978-0-00-223339-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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December 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lives of the Twins
Author(s): Rosamond Smith, Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0-671-64468-8 / 978-0-671-64468-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lives of the Twins
Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 1-5011-6961-0 / 978-1-5011-6961-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kindred Passions
Author(s): Rosamond Smith
ISBN: 0-00-617548-1 / 978-0-00-617548-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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February 1989 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lives of the Twins
Author(s): Rosamond Smith
ISBN: 0-380-70656-3 / 978-0-380-70656-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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