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Flowers in the Attic Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Prologue and Chapters 1-2 Summary

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Part 1: Prologue and Chapters 1-2 Summary

Flowers in the Attic is the first of a five book series about the Dollanganger family. In this book, the father dies and his children quickly learn that their parents are half-uncle and niece, an incestuous relationship that caused an irreparable rift between their mother and her biological father.

The prologue sets the stage for the novel, informing the reader that this story is true, but the names and places have been changed to protect the innocent. In Goodbye, Daddy, Cathy is eight and her brother Christopher is ten. Their mother sets them down and tells them they are going to have a baby brother or sister. Cathy is upset by this, afraid a sister will replace her in her father's affections. Cathy's father assures her that this is not possible. When the babies are born, twins, Cathy is...

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