A Memoir
Author(s): Christa Parravani
Original Publish Date: Mar 05, 2013
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Audio (9.62 hours)
Product Number: Z100041982
Released: Mar 05, 2013
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ISBN: #9781622311750
Narrator/s: Christa Parravani
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Raised up from poverty by a determined single mother, gifted and beautiful twin sisters Christa and Cara Parravani were able to create a private haven of splendor and amusement that they shared between themselves. They earned their way into a prestigious college, established careers as artists (a photographer and a writer, respectively), and entered young marriages. But plagued by their father’s early rejection of them and further damaged by being raped as a young woman, Cara veered into depression, drugs, and a shocking early death.Some time after Cara was gone, Christa read that when an identical twin dies, regardless of the cause, fifty percent of the time the surviving twin dies within two years. By then, that shocking statistic rang all too true. “Flip a coin,” she had come to think. “Those are my chances of survival.” While at first Christa had fought to stop Cara’s downward spiral, after her sister’s death she suddenly found herself struggling to survive her own.


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Author(s): Christa Parravani
Narrator(s): Christa Parravani
Product Number DD5328
Released: Mar 05, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622311743
Author(s): Christa Parravani
Product Number EB00243946
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9780805096545

Professional reviews

"As identical twins, Christa and Cara Parravani shared their lives with a bond much closer than most siblings. After Cara's rape and subsequent drug use, the girls grew farther and farther apart until Cara's death. In this memoir Christa writes with candor and honesty about her childhood, Cara's rape, and her own drug use after Cara's death. Parravani's narration has less impact than her writing. She keeps her voice even and dispassionate, dulling a highly emotional story and rendering the rare dialogue particularly lifeless. This effect is amplified by the occasional odd pauses and lack of fluency. J.L.K. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"