Genealogy: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Apr 25, 2006 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Meet the Hennarts: Samantha Hennart, a poet with writer's block; her husband, Bernard, obsessed with the life of a nineteenth-century Belgian mystic with stigmata; their son, Ryan, a mediocre rock musician; and their eighteen-year-old daughter, Marguerite, who is quietly losing her mind. A meditation on family, faith, and mental illness, Genealogy is an operatic story of one family's unraveling and ultimate redemption.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The author of The Shape of Things to Come (2001) returns with her second novel.Samantha Hennart is a poet who no longer writes poetry. It's been at least 20 years since she has composed a line, and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Maud Casey stories have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Prairie Schooner, The Gettysburg Review, and elsewhere. Casey received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Arizona. She lives in Washington, DC and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Maryland.

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