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Eccentricity is the family byword for the Compton-Milnes - The Compton-Milnes are eccentric, to say the least. A marriage between Gus, a reclusive but brilliant professor, and Lisa, a promiscuous cosmetic surgery addict, has produced Ben, an OCD-riddled genius, and his self-sacrificing sister Harriet, while Gus’s acerbic invalid mother rules over them all from her attic throne room. But when Lisa’s lover turns on her, the family must pull together to survive . . .
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A Parallel Life

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Overview

Eccentricity is the family byword for the Compton-Milnes - The Compton-Milnes are eccentric, to say the least. A marriage between Gus, a reclusive but brilliant professor, and Lisa, a promiscuous cosmetic surgery addict, has produced Ben, an OCD-riddled genius, and his self-sacrificing sister Harriet, while Gus’s acerbic invalid mother rules over them all from her attic throne room. But when Lisa’s lover turns on her, the family must pull together to survive . . .
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Harriet "Harrie" Compton-Milne lives life on a treadmill of emotional challenges. Her severely OCD brother can't relate to anyone but her. Harrie's grandmother, once so full of spit and vinegar, now wastes away in the attic, a victim of the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Since Harrie's scientist-father's only interest is his model trains, and her mother's focus is on keeping herself looking young, the responsibility for this dysfunctional family unit falls on Harrie's shoulders, even though she's only 21. Longing to start her career as a certified jeweler, Harrie is tied to her home, and there's no relief in sight. Hamilton is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Reading Room (2009) and The Judge's Daughter (2007), and this emotion-filled story of family dynamics and self-discovery will appeal to those who like their books brimming with interesting characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780102535
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 883,469
  • File size: 572 KB

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