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The Girls

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The Girls

By Lor Lansens

The girls, Rose and Ruby Darlen, are one of the world’s oldest living craniopagus conjoined twins. Born into a rural farming community in 1974, they were abandoned by their frightened, teenage mother and adopted by the eccentric nurse, who attended their birth and her husband, a gentle immigrant butcher. At the approach of her 13th birthday, bookish Rose Darlen attempts to pen her autobiography, while remembering the joys and challenges of her life with sister Ruby.

Available in paperback at 12.5 euros