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I Know This Much is True

de Wally Lamb

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#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection "Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling--with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget."  -- USA Today Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself--a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily's Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin. I Know This Much Is True is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal--an unforgettable masterpiece.   … (més)
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Museum of Pain
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  Seayla2020 | Mar 27, 2021 |
> Wally Lamb donne la parole à son frère jumeau, Dominick, qui évoque leur passé commun dans un milieu confronté à la violence, au désamour et aux pires humiliations. --L'Express

> La Puissance des vaincus, par Wally Lamb
Par André CLAVEL, publié le 04/07/2012 à 16:00
Le 12 octobre 1990, à la bibliothèque municipale de Three Rivers, dans le Connecticut, Thomas Birdsey entre dans un box, commence à déclamer quelques versets des Evangiles, sort un couteau de son blouson, s'ampute la main droite et la lance au beau milieu de l'assistance épouvantée… Comment en est-il arrivé là ? Pour débrouiller le sombre écheveau de sa folie, Wally Lamb donne la parole à son frère jumeau, Dominick, qui évoque leur passé commun dans un milieu confronté à la violence, au désamour et aux pires humiliations. Un scénario remarquablement construit, où se croisent fatalité et déraison. Et où les secrets de famille sont dévoilés avec une subtilité époustouflante, comme un thriller psychanalytique. La puissance narrative de l'auteur impressionne, ainsi que son art de multiplier les intrigues. --L'Express
  Joop-le-philosophe | Jan 20, 2021 |
I picked up this book from a second-hand shop, for no other reason than the cover. The photo looked like the ultrasound of a monoamniotic twin pregnancy, which my wife and I were having at the time.

Man, am I happy I did... Even though it spent a few years unnoticed on my to-read shelf after that.

Meanwhile, I am the happiest father of not one, but two sets of identical twins, but don't worry, reading this book is a guaranteed life-changing experience for everyone. Life-enhancing even. Exploring the sheer amount of realistically portrayed anger, sorrow and doubt but also love, strength and persistence is tantamount to living an extra life of your own.

The story focuses on the most terrible year imaginable for Dominick, twin-brother of the paranoid schizophrenic Thomas. In between, we also get to know their asshole maternal grandfather quite a bit through his memoirs. While reading, I continually felt like I wanted to get to know Dominick more, hold him, console him. The first person point of view is masterfully applied since Lamb still successfully manages to create psychologically complete characters around the narrator, each with their own development and growth. The perfect blend with late 20th century East Coast USA serves for a great finishing touch of this otherwise timeless book.

Yes, there is a lot of drama in this book. Perhaps even a tad bit too much. Also, Lamb doesn't shy away from some caricaturesque personalities to start from.

Yet, this is a more than amazing book that made me cry. I know this much is true. ( )
  bbbart | Dec 27, 2020 |
The perspective of this book is engrossing and captivating. As a woman, at times, I hated this man, but by the end, I had gone through about as much transformation understanding him as he did in understanding himself. Fascinating story of intergenerational identity, twins, mental health care, and race. ( )
  Oleacae | Oct 24, 2020 |
I really enjoyed reading this book and enjoyed the suspense of all the family secrets. I did NOT enjoy the book within the book: Domenick's grandfather's autobiography. Reading those passages was truly a chore for me, and just seemed to hold up the plot at times. But otherwise a terrific, compelling story. ( )
  klnbennett | Oct 7, 2020 |
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On the afternoon of October 12, 1990, my twin brother Thomas entered the Three Rivers, Connecticut Public LIbrary, retreated to one of the rear study carrels, and prayed to God the sacrifice he was about to commit would be deemed acceptable.
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#1 New York Times Bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection "Thoughtful . . . heart-wrenching . . . . An exercise in soul-baring storytelling--with the soul belonging to 20th-century America itself. It's hard to read and to stop reading, and impossible to forget."  -- USA Today Dominick Birdsey, a forty-year-old housepainter living in Three Rivers, Connecticut, finds his subdued life greatly disturbed when his identical twin brother Thomas, a paranoid schizophrenic, commits a shocking act of self-mutilation. Dominick is forced to care for his brother as well as confront dark secrets and pain he has buried deep within himself--a journey of the soul that takes him beyond his blue-collar New England town to Sicily's Mount Etna, the birthplace of his grandfather and namesake. Coming to terms with his life and lineage, Dominick struggles to find forgiveness and finally rebuild himself beyond the haunted shadow of his troubled twin. I Know This Much Is True is a masterfully told story of alienation and connection, power and abuse, devastation and renewal--an unforgettable masterpiece.   

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