A bowl of cherries
In A Bowl of Cherries Shena Mackay tells the story of twin brothers whose lives are inexorably intertwined: Rex, a self-absorbed and successful writer, and Stanley, a minor poet who works as a dishwasher. Rex lives on the family estate being the older of the twins by one minute with his unhappy wife, Daphne, who writes children's books. Their overweight daughter, Daisy, lives nearby, and as a result of a guilty secret of her own, has married an overbearing, misogynist, and skinflint husband, Julian.
Rex's illegitimate son, Seamus, 14, discovers Daisy quite by accident and their relationship blossoms despite the many flawed characters that surround them. He carries a family secret that proves to be devastating, but which ultimately releases his half-sister Daisy from her torments.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DameMuriel - LibraryThing
I found this book in a bargain bin at the Barnes and Noble in Memphis, TN. If you are wondering what Memphis is like, don't ever live there! Anyway, I liked the title of this book. A lot. And, as it ... Read full review