The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan

The story revolves around four siblings who are left to fend for themselves after the untimely death of both their parents. The death of their mother, the second parent to die, forces them to hide her body in the basement to avoid being separated by social services. The siblings create their own dystopian world within the confines of their home, leading to a disturbing exploration of their relationships, particularly between the two oldest siblings, as they grapple with the loss, isolation, and burgeoning adolescence.

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