All images courtesy of Joetography.
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In anticipation of the release of her fourth novel, Lila, I’ve been rereading all of Marilynne Robinson’s novels.
Housekeeping, published in 1980, is the story of two sisters, who have been serially abandoned. Ruthie, the older sister, narrates the tragedies they’ve suffered and how they’ve eventually come under the care (if it can be called ‘care’) of their mother’s mentally-ill sister, Sylvie.