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Author Strout, Elizabeth.
Title The Burgess boys : a novel / Elizabeth Strout.
Published New York : Random House, c2013.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 320 p. ; 25 cm
Summary Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives. Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan, the Burgess sibling who stayed behind, urgently calls them home. Her lonely teenage son Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs their help. And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood where the long-buried tensions that have shaped and shadowed their relationship begins to surface in unexpected ways that will change them forever.
Subject Brothers -- Fiction.
Genre Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781400067688 (acid-free paper)
1400067685 (acid-free paper)
9780812984613 (ebook)
0812984617 (ebook)
OCLC number 807033056