what is "Ada or Ardor" by Vladimir Nabokov about?

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    It is the incestuous story of Van and Ada who at first think they are cousins but later they realize they are brother and sister.

    Demetrius "Demon" Veen the father of Ivan Veen had affairs with a couple of twin sisters Aqua and Marina, Aqua was mentally unbalanced and "Demon" had three kids with Marina, two of them were Ivan (Van) and Adelaida (Ada), who were raised separated, Ivan was let to believe that Aqua was his mother he will later learn that he's really a son of Marina. Van and Ada will had an affaire ever since they are twelve, that's all I remember.

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