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The Daughters: A Novel

The Daughters: A Novel

Adrienne Celt

ISBN: 978-1-631-49045-3

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352 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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When Lulu was a child, her grandmother Ada filled her head with fables of the family's enchanted history in the Polish countryside. Each mother in their family has been given a daughter but each daughter has exacted an essential cost from her mother.

Adrienne Celt infuses The Daughters with the spirit of the rusalka, a bewitching figure of Polish mythology that inspired Dvorák's classic opera. A tapestry of secrets, affairs and unimaginable sacrifices, it reveals a family legacy laced with the resonant ancestral lore that binds each mother to the one who came before.