By Jane Mendelsohn
In cinematic, dazzlingly defined scenes, we input the lavish universe of the Zane relatives, from a marriage in an English manor residence to the trans-global global of luxurious inns and restaurants—from ny to Rome, Istanbul to Laos. As we meet them all—Steve’s moment spouse, his childrens from his first marriage, the twins from the second one, their neighbors and family staff—we input with visceral immediacy an emotional international packed with a dynamic family’s loves, jealousies, and yearnings. In lush, targeted prose, Mendelsohn transforms their deepest tales right into a panoramic drama a few family’s struggles to stand the demanding situations of inner competition, a sad love, and a transferring empire. Set opposed to the backdrop of economic problem, globalization, and human trafficking, the radical unearths inextricable connections among the private and the political.
Dramatic, compassionate, and psychologically advanced, Burning Down the House is either wrenching and unputdownable, an unforgettable portrayal of a unmarried kinfolk stuck up within the earthquake that's our modern world.
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Burning Down the House: A novel by Jane Mendelsohn