House Rules

House Rules

A Memoir

Book - 2009
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A memoir of a father obsessed with control and the daughter who fights his suffocating grasp, House Rules explores the complexities of their compelling and destructive relationship as Rachel fights to escape, and, later, to make sense of what remains of her family.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009, c2008
Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed
ISBN: 9780061341236
0061341231
Branch Call Number: 306.874092 SONTAG
Characteristics: x, 261, 16 p. ; 22 cm

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portmanteau Jul 14, 2012

What constitutes abuse? What should one be grateful for? A controlling, cruel, irrational father; a complicit mother, and the façade the children are forced to maintain to the outside world. Well written, concise and equal parts infuriating and heartbreaking. A brave, necessary tale.

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JUGEY
Mar 29, 2011

I really liked this book. A couple of weeks after I read it I was referred to a website created by her parents where they attempt to discredit her story. Not sure what to think!!! Someone in this family is crazy, I'm just not sure who it is! The website is sontaghouserules.com for anyone that's interested.

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