By Jane Alison
Whilst Jane Alison used to be a baby, her kin met one other that appeared like its reflect: a father within the international carrier, a stunning mom, and little ladies, the more youthful - one among them Jane - sharing a birthday.
With rather a lot in universal, the 2 households turned virtually immediately inseparable. inside of months, affairs had ignited among the adults, and sooner than lengthy the pairs had exchanged companions - divorced, remarried, and moved on. as though in a cataclysm of nature, households have been ripped asunder, and new ones have been shaped. pairs of ladies have been left in surprise, a 'silent, numb surprise, like a crack within stone, now not sufficient to separate it yet inside of, quietly fissuring'. And Jane and her stepsister have been thrown right into a kingdom of wordless strive against for the affection in their fathers. The sisters' contest, mentioned through Jane Alison with beautiful emotional perception, is waged all through less-than-innocent childhoods - and leads to a tragedy that's even as unthinkable and inevitable.