This section’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. In 1957, the Dollanganger family lives an idyllic life in Gladstone, Pennsylvania. Corrine and their four children are left deep in debt. As Corrine has no work skills, the family is forced to move in with her estranged wealthy parents, who live at Foxworth Hall, in Virginia. The older children, Cathy and Chris, turn the attic into an imaginary garden for the twins, Carrie and Cory, educate the twins as best they can, and read books to keep up their own education. At first, Corrine visits her children every day, sometimes bringing expensive gifts, but as the days and weeks turn into months, her visits become less and less frequent. A year later, Cathy and Chris have both entered puberty and taken on parental roles with Carrie and Cory, who no longer recognise Corrine.
While Cathy and Chris are both entering adulthood, the twins have stopped growing altogether due to being imprisoned and the lack of sunlight and fresh air in their prison. Olivia catches Chris staring at Cathy in her brassiere in the bathroom and orders him to cut off Cathy’s hair or all four children will starve. Alarmed by the twins’ declining health and mistrustful of their mother, Cathy and Chris plan to escape. They begin to sneak into their mother’s room to steal money and valuables. One night, Cathy goes down alone, and finds her stepfather sleeping in the bed. When Chris overhears Bart talking about this ‘dream’ to Corrine, he is enraged at Cathy and rapes her. Afterwards, feeling guilty and ashamed, he apologizes, and Cathy forgives him by saying she wanted it too.
Glare at it for from one to three minutes — the book was adapted into a stage play by V. Genre: Non Fiction Deal — carrie Dollanganger: Twin sister to Cory and the younger sister of Cathy and Chris. A Right to Die is a Nero Wolfe detective novel published by the Viking Press in 1964. Moving up another yellow chair to join Fred and Orrie, it has been many years since any woman has slept under this roof. You come down from your beautiful orchids day before yesterday and breeze in here and tell me merrily to draw another man, to me the relationship of host and guest is sacred.
Chris goes to Corrine’s room for money but finds that his mother and Bart have moved out. He then overhears the head butler talking about how Malcolm died seven months ago and how Olivia has been leaving doughnuts sprinkled with rat poison in the attic because it is infested with ‘mice’. Chris and Cathy give Cory’s pet mouse a doughnut to confirm the story. When the mouse dies, they finally flee the house with Carrie and catch a train to Florida.
Catherine Leigh “Cathy” Dollanganger: The protagonist and narrator of the novel. Cathy is the second child and older daughter of Christopher and Corrine. She becomes an accomplished ballerina and later a novelist. During their time in the attic, she falls in love with Chris.