Legado (Em Portugues do Brasil)

O legado e a historia dos McKotch, uma familia da Nova Inglaterra que desmorona ao fim do verao de 1976. Ninguem imaginaria que fosse assim. Frank, o pai, de ascendencia eslava, e um cientista brilhante do Instituto de Tecnologia de Massachusetts.

Paulette, a mae, traz como heranca dos tataravos a educacao, o refinamento e o respeitado sobrenome Drew. Billy, Gwen e Scott, os filhos, sao encantadores e parecem destinados ao sucesso. A bucolica Casa do Capitao, ha varias geracoes o local sagrado de veraneio dos Drew em Cape Cod, emoldura o retrato da familia modelo.

No entanto, a visao de Gwen brincando na praia e algo desconcertante. Aos 13 anos, usando um biquini tamanho infantil, a cabeca batendo no ombro da sua prima um ano mais nova, ela acende em Frank o alerta de que algo esta muito errado. Um prenuncio de que os McKotch nao sao imunes as rasteiras da vida.

Em O Legado, Jennifer Haigh explora como a falta de comunicacao torna cinco pessoas que cresceram sob o mesmo teto estranhas - e como elas poderao reverter isso.

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By Bess (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★★☆ · July 29, 2008
This novel is really wonderful in the same way that Pink Floyd is really wonderful... but you know how if you listen to Pink Floyd alone on a cloudy day, you'll spiral into a bone-chillingly real, suicidal depression? All the while consciously maintaining that it's fantastically beautiful music,... ...more
By Will (Brooklyn, NY) · ★★★★☆ · February 26, 2014
The flap copy states that the core event in the book is Gwen’s “condition,” but I did not really get that from reading the book. Her medical condition is one of several conditions addressed in the book, emotional conditions, maybe the “human condition.” This is a domestic novel, a multi-generatio... ...more
By Jeff (Denver, CO) · ★★★☆☆ · June 11, 2008
Jennifer Haigh is a wonderful, intelligent storyteller. I really enjoyed "Mrs. Kimble" and "Baker Towers," and was no less enthralled with "The Condition." Her characters are beautifully drawn and incredibly human.

The title suggests that the book is about a single "condition," but there are as m... ...more
By Laura (The United States) · ★★★★★ · August 11, 2008
What a beautiful book. I can't say enough good things about it and when I say "I can't," I mean " I don't have time." But I'm thinking lots of really good things about it and words like "moving," "intelligent," "honest to the bone," "brilliantly constructed," "characters you can believe in (with... ...more
By Lindsey (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★☆☆☆☆ · June 07, 2010
I was disappointed in this book. In fact, I never finished it. This book is about a young girl that discovers while on a family vacation that she is smaller than her cousin who is the same age. The family is perplexed as they realize that she actually looks the same as she did a couple of years a... ...more
By malic (Seattle, WA) · ★★★☆☆ · April 18, 2009
This book is a good second best to The Corrections or "Six Feet Under"- a family drama, told in turn from each of the five member's perspective, complete with a gay son, a daughter with Turner's syndrome, a son with ADHD, an overbearing mom, and absent scientific father.

At first I thought it was... ...more
By Kristy (Belle Mead, NJ) · ★★★★★ · July 02, 2012
Finally-- a new author to add to my list of favorites after a long winter full of mediocre books. This book grabbed me on the first page. Every character in the featured family was likeable despite their flaws. This is how I view families in my work as a psychotherapist. The book illustrates how... ...more
By Lara (Philadelphia, PA) · ★★★★★ · August 11, 2008
This book involves a young girl (and her family) who is diagnosed with a condition called Turner’s Syndrome, which prevents her body from ever maturing into or beyond puberty. When I started reading this, I did so with the notion that girl with Turner’s was the center of the book, and that the re... ...more
By Bill (Naperville, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · July 10, 2012
I don't want to piss off a whole region of the country, but The Condition is a book of east coast sensibilities. It's about a New England family and their constant complaining about nearly every aspect of life. The book is pretty much bereft of likeable characters.

The whining and complaining of t... ...more
By Julie (Saint Louis, MO) · ★★★★☆ · September 12, 2008
From the author of Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble, Jennifer Haigh, comes her long-awaited new novel, The Condition. Set in and around Massachusetts, The Condition tells the story of a family that is torn apart by a daughter’s medical condition. Or rather that is merely the crutch everyone uses to b... ...more