My Sister, My Love

My Sister, My Love

The Intimate Story of Skylar Rampike

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Herein is the unexpurgated first-person narrative of nineteen-year-old Skyler Rampike, the only surviving child of an "infamous" American family destroyed a decade ago by the murder of Skyler's six-year-old ice-skating champion sister, Bliss, and the media scrutiny that followed. Part investigation into the unsolved murder, part elegy for the lost Bliss and for his own lost childhood, Skyler's narrative is an alternately harrowing and corrosively funny expos#65533; of upper-middle-class American pretensions--and an unexpectedly subtle and sympathetic exploration of those who dwell in "Tabloid Hell."

Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780061547492
Branch Call Number: OAT
Characteristics: 562 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 02, 2014

Deliciously satirical look at all that is wrong in the lifestyle of North American upper middle class from the point of view of a 19 year old. Fun read with lots of tongue in cheek comments.

Aug 14, 2008

This book has "its genesis in a notorious American "true crime mystery" of the late twentieth century", and it's not difficult to figure out the mystery on which it is based. However, it is acknowledged as a work of fiction, and my guess is it bears little resemblance to the real incident(s). However, it is a fascinating look at the consequences of the mysterious death of a child prodigy, written from an unexpected perspective and in an unusual voice (the "author" often speaks to the reader). I have to admit I was a teensy bit dissatisfied with the ending, but it didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the work.

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