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A Modern Family by Helga Flatland

A Modern Family

Helga Flatland

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Imprint: Orenda Books
Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication date: 13 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781912374458

The Norwegian Anne Tyler makes her English debut in a beautiful, bittersweet novel of regret, relationships and rare psychological insights...

3 stars out of 5
Hannah Beckerman
2 Jun 2019

"a dense tale of sibling rivalry"

There are times when the characters’ introspection becomes self-indulgent, slowing down the narrative. Sudden leaps in time occasionally disrupt the flow, rendering the structure a little disjointed. But this doesn’t diminish the overall achievement of what is a thoughtful and reflective novel about parents, siblings and the complex – and often challenging – ties that bind them.