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Great House - Part I: Lies Told by Children - p. 139-168 Summary & Analysis

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Isabel continues her narration describing the part of the house in which Leah lived and how she prepared the music pieces she played. After their father died, Leah hung a piano from the ceiling of the house on Ha’Oren Street using ropes and pulleys. Isabel had been told Leah had stopped playing after her father’s suicide. Isabel was afraid that if the piano ever fell it would take the entire house down with it.

Isabel notes that each time Leah and Yoav’s father came to visit she would go back to Oxford. The siblings seemed withdrawn after their father’s visits. Yoav wouldn’t explain why Isabel couldn’t be there when their father was visiting so Isabel became more and more unhappy with the arrangement. Meanwhile, Isabel had still not come up...

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