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The Last Romantics (2019)


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FictionFICTION/CONKLIN,TDue 12-22-19
Published: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition:  First edition
Description:  354 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780062358202, 0062358200,
Language:  English

When she is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, renowned poet Fiona Skinner recounts the summer her family spent in a middle-class Connecticut town

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Moving Family Saga

The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin is a family saga that spans almost a century, starting in the not so distant future and looking backwards as famous poet Fiona Skinner reflects on her life. An environmental crisis has significantly altered life on earth, but this is not a dystopian novel. Instead, we spend most of our time with the four Skinner children, who first lose their father to a sudden heart attack, and then their mother to “the pause”, what the kids have dubbed her long period of severe depression that essentially leaves them parentless for several years. This rudderless childhood forges strong bonds between the siblings, but also impacts each of them in ways that will haunt them throughout their lives.
The Last Romantics does a beautiful job of conveying all the messiness, heartbreak, and beauty of what makes up a family, what constitutes love.
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