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The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

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.