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Summary, etc.: At <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> end of <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>Dutch</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>House</b>, a lavish estate in <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>house</b> sets in motion <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> undoing of everyone he loves. Cyril's son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>house</b> where they grew up by their stepmother. <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>The</b> two wealthy siblings are thrown back into <b class='oils_SH keyword abstract'>the</b> poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.
Subject: Brothers and sisters Fiction
Dysfunctional families Fiction
Stepmothers Fiction
Poverty Fiction
Inheritance and succession Fiction
Families Fiction
Philadelphia (Pa.) Fiction
Genre: Epic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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