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The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

Book cover for The Cement Garden
Book cover for The Cement Garden
First, Father dies. Then Mother, wilting away in her bed, stops breathing. Suddenly 14-year-old Jack and his three siblings are left alone in the family house. They are free to live however they choose, but without parental guidance, they quickly descend into a nightmarish world of depravity. Facing an uncertain future, they preserve a terrible secret that could shatter their existence.