Alice Hoffman casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams as she evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and bound together by devotion. As Gretel grows up she is witness to the break up of her parents’ marriage, the ups and downs of her cousin Margot’s search for love, the deterioration of a brother who passes up Harvard for a job at the Food Star, and emotional explosions that shatter the suburban quiet. Local Girls presents this acclaimed New York Times bestselling author at her haunting, thought-provoking best.
Local Girls 3 csillagozás
Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1999
„This is the place where the two girls died.” Jill points across the street to a house that looks exactly like all the rest. „They killed themselves in the garage.” (…) „They made a secret pact. Their lives were screwed up. Boy problems. Family problems. The same exact troubles we had.” (…) „Stupid girls.” Jill shakes her head. „They should have just waited. That's all they had to do. They would have grown up, and everything would have been all right.”
„I'm glad we waited” Gretel says.