A wickedly smart, funny and superlative debut from a new British writer. Emma Richler charts the capricious course of Jemima Weiss, a deeply lovable but haunted young woman, as she navigates life in a sprawling, eccentric family.
Jemima Weiss grew up with a special feeling for Action Man, American westerns, the Knights of the Round Table, bagels with cheddar on the top and, above all else, her family: her rumpled father, glamorous mother and four remarkable siblings. Now grown into a worldly yet deeply troubled woman, Jem reflects on her days as a young girl, even as she struggles not to be engulfed by the present.
'Sister Crazy' combines ingenious comedy and devastating detail. It is an edgy and deeply funny account about growing up in a close-knit family, and the difficulties of breaking away, and of making oneself break away from the security of the family bonds.