The Isle of Youth

The Isle of Youth

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Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case in South Florida, to a teenager who assists her magician mother and steals from the audience, the characters in these bewitching stories are at once vulnerable and dangerous, bighearted and ruthless, and they will do what it takes to survive. Each tale is spun with elegant urgency, and the reader grows attached to the marginalized young women in these stories--women grappling with the choices they've made and searching for the clues to unlock their inner worlds. This is the work of a fearless writer whose stories feel both magical and mystical, earning her the title of qsorceressq from her readers. Be prepared to fall under her spell. An NPR Best Book of 2013I taped the beauty instruc- tions shea#39;d left, complete with a diagram of a face drawn in blue pen, to the bathroom mirror and did my hair and makeup. I wedged the lip ring on ... My sister had an old Mazda Miata convertible. I was looking forwardanbsp;...

Title:The Isle of Youth
Author:Laura van den Berg
Publisher:Macmillan - 2013-11-05


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