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Author: Jennifer Egan
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a castle steeped in blood lore and family pride. Built over a secret system of caves and tunnels, the castle and its violent history invoke and subvert all the elements of a gothic past: twins, a pool, an old baroness, a fearsome tower. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Gothic fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Egan, Jennifer.
Keep.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
(OCoLC)607757591
Online version:
Egan, Jennifer.
Keep.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
(OCoLC)632062292
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 9781400043927 1400043921 9781400079742 1400079748
OCLC Number: 65978626
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank whose devastating consequences changed both their lives, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a castle steeped in blood lore and family pride. Built over a secret system of caves and tunnels, the castle and its violent history invoke and subvert all the elements of a gothic past: twins, a pool, an old baroness, a fearsome tower. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story--a story about two cousins who unite to renovate a castle--that brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.--From publisher description.
1st ed.
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Description: 239 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank whose devastating consequences changed both their lives, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a castle steeped in blood lore and family pride. Built over a secret system of caves and tunnels, the castle and its violent history invoke and subvert all the elements of a gothic past: twins, a pool, an old baroness, a fearsome tower. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story --
a story about two cousins who unite to renovate a castle --
that brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation. --
From publisher description.
Responsibility: Jennifer Egan.
Local System Bib Number:
.b22760362

Abstract:

Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a castle steeped in blood lore and family pride. Built over a secret system of caves and tunnels, the castle and its violent history invoke and subvert all the elements of a gothic past: twins, a pool, an old baroness, a fearsome tower. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner in jail for an unnamed crime recounts an unforgettable story -- a story about two cousins who unite to renovate a castle -- that brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation.
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