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The Silent Twins

Wallace, Marjorie

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ISBN 10: 0138102767 / ISBN 13: 9780138102760
Published by Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1986
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Some minor wear. This is the astonishing tale of June and Jennifer Gibbons, identical twins whose silent, antisocial exterior hid a rich, vast, creative life. From early childhood through their twenties, they spoke only to each other in a secret langauge, building an elaborate fantasy life. Then, from their self-imposed isolation, they were catapulted into the hormonal havoc of adolescence, plunging into a wild spree that led to their incarceration in a hospital for the criminally insane. A profoundly powerful and moving story. Bookseller Inventory # 003580

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This is the astonishing tale of June and Jennifer Gibbons, identical twins whose silent, antisocial exterior hid a rich, vast, creative life. From early childhood through their twenties, they spoke only to each other in a secret langauge, building an elaborate fantasy life. Then, from their self-imposed isolation, they were catapulted into the hormonal havoc of adolescence, plunging into a wild spree that led to their incarceration in a hospital for the criminally insane. A profoundly powerful and moving story.

Review: "Strange, riveting... Thanks to Marjorie Wallace, thanks to the twins' incorrigible brilliance, we now have some idea of what it is like to stand in front of a dark mirror" ( London Review of Books)

"A remarkable (and finally tragic) story which, in its depth, penetration and detail, no less than its extraordinary subject matter, must be seen as outstanding, a testimony to something extraordinary in the author herself" ( New York Times Review of Books)

"A compelling and tragic story" ( Mail on Sunday)

"Breathtaking" ( Independent)

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Title: The Silent Twins

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

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