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Her Fearful Symmetry

by Audrey Niffenegger

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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I am glad it has been a few years since The Time Traveler’s Wife for else one might be tempted to compare this to that rare book.  Don’t get me wrong, this is wonderful too, and very clever. It’s easier to follow, nicely spooky and chilling at the end.

Exploring themes of love, loss and identity, it is a 21st century ghost story set largely in London and concerns twins and their unusual inheritance.  A remarkable book, a touch disturbing but beautifully executed.


Comparison: Susan Hill, Sarah Waters, Julie Myerson.

Sarah Broadhurst

Her Fearful Symmetry Synopsis

At last - another brilliant, original and moving novel from the author of The Time Travellers' Wife . Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers - normal, at least, for identical 'mirror' twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cozy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn't know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetery in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin ...but have no idea that they've been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives above them to their aunt's mysterious and elusive lover who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twins' mother - and who can't even seem to quite leave her flat...With Highgate Cemetery itself a character and echoes of Henry James and Charles Dickens, Her Fearful Symmetry is a delicious and deadly twenty-first-century ghost story about Niffenegger's familiar themes of love, loss and identity. It is certain to cement her standing as one of the most singular and remarkable novelists of our time.

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ISBN: 9780099524175
Publication date: 05/07/2010
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224085618
Publication date: 01/10/2009
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099524175
Publication date: 5th July 2010
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of CCV
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
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About Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and visual artist who lives in Chicago. She is a full time professor in the Interdisciplinary Book Arts MFA Program at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts, where she teaches writing, letterpress printing, and fine edition book production. Her amusements include collecting taxidermy and reading comic books. Miss Niffenegger spent her youth hiding in her bedroom and painting her fingernails black while listening to Patti Smith and Gang of Four, but she is feeling better now, thanks.

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