Family of Origin

Family of Origin A novel at turns exuberant and wise in the vein of The Family Fang and The Portable Veblen about estranged half siblings yoked together on a swampy Gulf Coast island after their biolog

  • Title: Family of Origin
  • Author: C.J. Hauser
  • ISBN: 0385544626
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A novel at turns exuberant and wise, in the vein of The Family Fang and The Portable Veblen, about estranged half siblings yoked together on a swampy Gulf Coast island after their biologist father s drowning.Welcome to Leap s Island, where a group of fringe scientists are obsessively studying the Undowny Bufflehead, a rare species of sea duck whose loss of waterproof feath A novel at turns exuberant and wise, in the vein of The Family Fang and The Portable Veblen, about estranged half siblings yoked together on a swampy Gulf Coast island after their biologist father s drowning.Welcome to Leap s Island, where a group of fringe scientists are obsessively studying the Undowny Bufflehead, a rare species of sea duck whose loss of waterproof feathers proves, they say, that evolution is running backward.Into this world of so called Reversalists come Elsa and Nolan Grey, a half brother and sister whose father, Dr Ian Grey, has recently drowned while desperately trying to prove his own evolutionary theories His estranged children find themselves on a pilgrimage to jointly reclaim his belongings and his memory, and to try to understand the stakes of the research he abandoned them to pursue.The Grey children, as the islanders come to call them, despite their being thirty five and twenty nine years old, are incredulous that their brilliant father could have believed in Reversalism s pseudoscience But as the siblings search for an elusive sea bird, confront the island s eccentrics, and hunt for signs their father still believed in progress, a darker question haunts them Is it their fault Dr Ian Grey gave up on us all Delightfully funny and fiercely original, Family of Origin grapples with questions of nature and nurture, evolution and mating

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    About “C.J. Hauser

    • C.J. Hauser

      CJ HAUSER is the author of the novels The From Aways William Morrow 2014 and Family of Origin Doubleday 2019.Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, and The Kenyon Review, and she is a recipient of The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and a PhD from The Florida State University Hauser lives in Ha CJ HAUSER is the author of the novels The From Aways William Morrow 2014 and Family of Origin Doubleday 2019.Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly, Esquire, Third Coast, and The Kenyon Review, and she is a recipient of The Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award She holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and a PhD from The Florida State University Hauser lives in Hamilton, New York where she teaches creative writing and literature at Colgate University



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