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The girls : a novel
Lori Lansens
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Summary: In Lori Lansens' astonishing second novel, readers come to know and love two of the most remarkable characters in Canadian fiction: Rose and Ruby, 29-year-old conjoined twins.


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main characters Rose Darlen
Female
Age: 29
Twin
Joined to her sister at the side of the head; her face is pulled to one side; has full use of her limbs abandoned as an infant; raised by Aunt Lovey; more verbal than her sister; bookish; baseball fan;.

Ruby Darlen
Female
Age: 29
Twin
Joined to her sister at the side of the head; unable to walk; abandoned as an infant; raised by Aunt Lovey; prettier than Rose; practical; tiny; television fan; has a passion for local history.

Aunt Lovey
Female
Age: Middle aged
Married
Raising the twins; does not see them as deformed.

Uncle Stash
Male
Married
Lovey's husband; helped to raise the twins with a normal upbringing.



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