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1 McPhee, Martha Gorgeous Lies : A Novel
New York Harcourt 2002 015100613X / 9780151006137 First Edition Hardcover 
As New in an As New dustjacket. Beige, pebbled boards quarterbound in a black, gilt-stamped backstrip. 326pps. First Printing. A flawless, collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has the original price intact on the front flap. This is a Review Copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Short-listed for the 2002 National Book Award for Fiction.

"In a sprawling house on a hill, floating in a sea of green fields, charismatic therapist Anton Furey is dying. The tribe he heads -- his five children, his wife's three girls, and their uniting child Alice -- has gathered in a vigil at Chardin, the farm where they grew up and Anton played out his visions of communal living. In the 1970s they had been famous for being the new American blended family, their utopian lifestyle chronicled by film crews and reporters. But as Anton grows weaker, the hurts, allegiances, and betrayals of those years boil to the surface; and the children find themselves forced to confront the knotty intimacies of the past along with the misunderstandings of the present as they struggle to make their peace with Anton -- and Anton struggles to make peace with himself."

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