The Three Incestuous Sisters

The Three Incestuous Sisters

Book - 2005
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"The Three Incestuous Sisters" is an evocative, illustrated book by the best-selling author of "The Time Traveler's Wife," Audrey Niffenegger. Reminiscent of the gothic style of Edward Gorey, Niffenegger's visually stunning narrative affirms her genius as a storyteller. These rich pages present the tale of three very different sisters: one who is beautiful, one who is smart, and one who is talented. A melodrama of sibling rivalry unfurls as one sister is driven mad with jealousy due to the passionate love affair of another. Escalating to a dizzying climax, the romance of the two lovers ends in sabotage, shame, and despair. Haunting illustrations and lyrical prose depict a timeless tale of love, revenge, and ultimately, transcendence. "The Three Incestuous Sisters" is a unique and lavish tour de force, which showcases Audrey Niffenegger's incredible talent as an artist and a writer.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2005.
ISBN: 9780810959279
Branch Call Number: NIFFE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 33 cm.


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Nov 10, 2015

Fantastice fairy tale for adults.

Jun 13, 2012


quagga Oct 29, 2009

The Three Incestuous Sisters is a melodrama told in pictures: two sisters in love with the same man, a number of tragic deaths and then a happy ending. One sister can levitate and mentally commune with her unborn nephew (who will be born with wings), so expect some dream-like sequences. The aquatints are truly fabulous. This kind of printmaking takes a lot of time; Niffenegger spent 14 years creating this book. It only takes a short time to read, but the images can be enjoyed over and over.

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