When Madeline Was Young

CD - unabridged
(10 CDs)
Product Number: CU807
Released: 01 Dec, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781846321023
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

When Aaron Maciver's beautiful young wife, Madeline, suffers brain damage in a bike accident, she is left with the intellectual powers of a six-year-old. In the years that follow, Aaron and his second wife care for Madeline with deep tenderness and devotion as they raise two children of their own. Narrated by Aaron's son, Mac, When Madeline Was Young chronicles the Maciver family through the decades, from Mac's childhood growing up in Wisconsin through the Vietnam War, through Mac's years as a husband with children of his own. Jane Hamilton deftly explores the Maciver's unusual situation and examines notions of childhood and rivalry, capturing the pleasures and frustrations of marriage and family and the role that past relationships inevitably play in the lives of adults.

Author(s): Jane Hamilton
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2007

Professional reviews

"'A story in which tragedy is balanced brilliantly against the consolations and pleasures of ordinary life.' WASHINGTON POST"

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