The Fifth Child

The Fifth Child

Book - 1988
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In the unfettered atmosphere of the late 1960s, a couple builds a life based on their belief in the superior value of tradition and normalcy. A large house, a large family, all the expected pleasantries convince them they can remain untouched by dark events--until the birth of their fifth child, a gruesome, insatiably hungry, violent child.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1988
ISBN: 9780394571058
Branch Call Number: FIC L5667fi
Characteristics: p. cm


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multcolib_susannel Jun 13, 2016

What is the difference between being unique, different and being

madison382 May 30, 2015

This is a very small book, but its effect is mesmerizing.

Gigglez_candyqueen98 Jul 25, 2012

A lot of big words so I don't recommend the book for someone with low vocabulary level. Otherwise the book is GREAT!!!

Jul 16, 2010

Hypnotic is the best way to describe this story. I could not stop reading it. Doris Lessing is a master at the understatement, the unusual in the everyday, and letting the tale unwind bit by bit.

An excellent and sometimes rather uncomfortable book with it's sinister undertones. Loved it!!


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Gigglez_candyqueen98 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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