Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House

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It begins with a child . . .” So opens Jane Mendelsohns powerful, riveting new novel. A classic family tale colliding with the twenty-first century, Burning Down the House tells the story of two girls. Neva, from the mountains of Russia, was sold into the sex trade at the age of ten; Poppy is the adopted daughter of Steve, the patriarch of a successful New York real estate clan, the Zanes. She is his sisters orphaned child. One of these young women will unwittingly help bring down this grand household with the inexorability of Greek tragedy, and the other will summon everything shes learned and all her strength to try to save its members from themselves
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101875452
Branch Call Number: FIC Mendelsohn, J 2016
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 05, 2016

Some parts were interesting, but never felt I really understood the characters. Certainly no one that I would like to get to know. Seemed too aloof--part of the upper elite.


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