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The Three of Us: A Family Story
The Three of Us: A Family Story by Julia Blackburn 030727893X 9780307278937
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The Three of Us: A Family Story by Julia Blackburn

This is the story of three people: Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas; and her mother, Rosalie. Thomas was a poet and an alcoholic who for many years was addicted to barbiturates, which would often make him violent. Rosalie, a painter, was sociable and flirtatious; she treated Julia as her sister, her confidante, and eventually as her deadly sexual rival. After Julias parents divorced, her mother took in lodgers, always men, on the understanding that each would become her lover. When one of the lodgers started an affair with Julia, Rosalie was devastated; when he later committed suicide, the relationship between mother and daughter was shattered irrevocable. Or so it seems until the spring of 1999, when Rosalie, diagnosed with leukemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. At last the spell was broken, and they were able to talk with an ease they had never known before. When she was very near the end, Rosalie said to Julia, Now you will be able to write about me, wont you? The Three of Usis a memoir like no other you have read. The writing is magical, and the story is extraordinary, not only for its honest but also for its humor and its lack of blame. Ultimately, this is a tale of redemption, a love story. It will surely become one of the classics of that genre. From the Hardcover edition.

Author: Julia Blackburn

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 313

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2009-07-14

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ISBN: 030727893X


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