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A shattering childhood tragedy left Quentin Fears devastated and unable to cope with the world and its citizens. It didn't, however, prevent him from making millions through brilliant investments. And now the enigmatic recluse has experienced the extraordinarily unexpected: love at first sight.But a whirlwind courtship and marriage to Madeleine - beautiful, witty, and equally ill-at-ease with reality - is bringing Quentin something other than the bliss he anticipated, for now he must meet his new wife's family.A bizarre, dysfunctional collection of extreme characters, they are guarding a secret both shocking and terrifying, as is Madeleine herself. And suddenly Quentin Fears must prevent his dream woman from unleashing an ageless malevolence intent on ruling the world.
©1996 Orson Scott Card; (P)2006 Audible Inc.
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"Enthrallingly entertaining." (Booklist)
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By DMHVetSurveyor on 01-13-07

OSC at his best!!!

Wow, this was an excellent book. Great descriptions and storyline. Don't expect Ender's Game or something like that. This is more in the Koontz/King category. Rudnicki does his usual excellent job reading. I liked Lost Boys and Homebody better, but this is still an excellent choice. Buy and enjoy!!

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By Amazon Customer on 07-06-10

More than meets the ear.

To me this story was metaphorical in many areas. Very interesting on a deeper level. Good and evil, attitude and perception, etc. I liked it and the reader was perfect.

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By sarahmoose2000 on 01-09-11

Don't Meet the In Laws

A young boy loses his sister in an accident and resents his parents giving her organs away to donors. He is never the same, always clinging on to her memories, until one day he meets a woman and falls in love.

His new bride is very reluctant to introduce him to his in-laws, and when they finally reach the ancestral home, all is definitely not as it seems.

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