The Reconstructionist

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Overlook Press, 2001 - Fiction - 218 pages
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A psychiatrist, Jack is divorced and has lost his wife to a more uxorious man. His own past and that of his beautiful, enigmatic sister Kate certainly bear scrutiny. But until he gets a phone call telling him that their family house in Ireland is for sale, he has absorbed himself in the problems of others, delving into their minds while himself remaining on the surface. He has successfully suppressed the anguish of his past, though the present threatens to unravel around him. When he finally returns to the house in Ireland, terrible truths emerge about what happened there years ago in a tragedy that left indelible marks on those who survived it: a family caught forever in a strange dance of death. The facts have been reconstructed many times, but the shocking truth has not.

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User Review  - Kristelh - LibraryThing

The novel is the fifth by Josephine Hart, an Irish author living in London, explores the relationship of Jack and his sister Kate and their parents. Jack is a divorced psychiatrist living in London ... Read full review

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User Review  - bhowell - LibraryThing

This is a chilling psychological drama and a great read. Jack Harrington is a middle aged psychiatrist in London. He and his younger sister live in the shadow of a terrible childhood tragedy, but what really happened that day when they lost their parents and home? Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Josephine Hart is the author of the bestseller Damage. Her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. She lives in London.

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