Complex and Intimate

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Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel is intimate and deeply complex. Characters are well developed. You feel you are traveling in their mind with them, jumping from personality to personality, following a twisty, often dark path of relationships. Every character is so completely detached from the others you wonder how they could possibly have grown up in the same family. This is not a fast read. It moves methodically and purposefully and each chapter hooks you a little more until you can't let the Oppenheimer family go. This is such a good example of how the picture of a perfect wealthy talented and gifted family is only surface deep. The truth lies in each new page of their life.

The addition of the latecomer baby introduces something so new and different it completely changes everyone's trajectory. Great and different family saga that is well worth the time spent reading.