A Perfectly Good Family by Lionel Shriver

By Lionel Shriver

Following the dying of her helpful liberal mom and dad, Corlis McCrea strikes again into her family's grand Reconstruction mansion in North Carolina, willed to all 3 siblings. Her timid more youthful brother hasn't ever left domestic. whilst her bullying black-sheep older brother strikes into "his" condo to boot, it's war.

Each inheritor desires the home. but to shop for the opposite out, siblings needs to workforce opposed to one. simply as in girlhood, Corlis is torn among allying with the first rate yet apprehensive youngest and the iconoclastic eldest, who covets his legacy to smash it. A completely solid Family is a beautiful exam of inheritance, literal and mental: what we take from our mom and dad, what we discard, and what we're caught with, love it or no longer.

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She had everything she needed in this little car, her escape a couple of days early, but well planned out. Pulling onto the street, she sped away, breathing heavy as she traveled through Billings, Montana. If he called her car in… If he somehow caught up to her… If… No. She wouldn’t think that way. She’d gotten away. She would stay away. He didn’t know which way she was going — he had no way of finding her. This was her car — it was a junker, a twenty-year-old Honda with more than two hundred thousand miles on the odometer, ripped upholstery and no working heater, but it was hers, debt free.

They hadn’t even made her get a food handlers card. But the job was working for her for now, allowing her to save up for her next move — though she wasn’t saving much. If she could just get through the door, get to her locker, then she’d be able to grab her Taser. She’d started leaving it in her purse just a few months ago. Up until that point, she’d carried it on her, keeping the small, but hopefully effective, device in her pocket, just in reach of her shaking fingers. This was what happened when you grew careless.

Misty screamed, and Bryson could now add a splitting headache to his list of injuries. Her voice could have shattered glass, and it was aimed right into his ear. “That’s it,” he snapped, and he moved off her so quickly that she was stunned into immobility. He didn’t wait for round two. He jerked her body up and twisted her arms behind her back. He slapped a pair of handcuffs on her. “See, you got it under control,” Axel said. He was laughing again. “I’ll remember this,” Bryson grumbled at his partner while leading the woman out of the back room.

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