From the author of the best-selling Three Junes comes an intimate new work of fiction: a tale of two sisters, together and apart, told in their alternating voices over twenty-five years.
Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful: the one who years for a good marriage, an artistic career, a family. Clem, the archetypal youngest, is the rebel: uncontainable, iconoclastic, committed to her work but not to the men who fall for her daring nature. Louisa resents that the charismatic Clem has always been the favorite; yet as Clem puts it, "On the other side of the fence–mine–every expectation you fulfill . . . puts you one stop closer to that Grand Canyon rim from which you could one day rule the world–or plummet in very grand style."
In this vivid, heartrending story of what we can and cannot do for those we love, the sisters grow closer as they move farther apart. Louis settles in New York while Clem, a wildlife biologist, moves restlessly about until she lands in the Rocky Mountains. Their complex bond, Louisa observes, is "like a double helix, two souls coiling around a common axis, joined yet never touching."
Alive with all the sensual detail and riveting characterization that mark Glass's previous work, I See You Everywhere is a piercingly candid story of life and death, companionship and sorrow, and the nature of sisterhood itself.
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"In this enjoyable family story, Glass and Masterson portray a pair of vastly different sisters. As Louisa and Clem tell their story in alternating chapters, their disparities are heightened by the narrators' interpretations. Glass gives practical, cautious Louisa a no-nonsense voice while free-spirited Clem comes across as the lively, adventurous woman she is. Masterson's professional experience lends her character the expressive quality that the younger, freewheeling sister embodies. Both narrators delight the listener with humorous depictions of an elderly aunt with a past and the sisters' mother, ever ready with a clichŽ to address any situation. The women move through adulthood, sharing as best they can life's struggles and tragedies and embracing a sisterhood that is uniquely their own. J.J.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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