This is the US Bestseller. When 13-year-old Nico's happy family is shattered by the sudden death of her older sister, she faces a summer during which, in coming to terms with her profound grief, she embarks on a journey of emotional, intellectual and sexual discovery...When Nico's older sister dies, her innocently happy childhood life is shattered. Thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, while her parents drift toward their own risky consolations. Over one haunted summer, Nico must find her own way to tackle the mystery of loss and recovery. With her lively mind, Nico looks for solace and security in books, art, and - recklessly - her sister's enigmatic boyfriend, with whom she falls into a seductive, dangerous relationship...Goldengrove follows Nico over one summer when a death changes her life for ever.
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One sultry summer's day, teenage Nico and her vivacious older sister Margaret take a boat out on the lake by their family home. But when Margaret dives in, and doesn't resurface, Nico realizes with horror that her sister is lost to the watery depths for ever. While her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, Nico searches for solace and security in books, art, and - recklessly - in a fledgling relationship with Margaret's boyfriend. Heartrending and intense, Goldengrove follows a girl on the cusp of adulthood during a summer when a death changes her life for ever.Review:
"'A quiet, clear-eyed, sun-dappled eulogy to lost youth, and a youth lost... A quietly devastating portrait of a grieving family' Elle 'Beautifully wrought... Blossoms into a smart, gimlet-eyed account of what 13-year-old Nico sees happening around her after the loss of the more alluring, glamorous and manipulative Margaret... Effortless narrative verve.' Janet Maslin, New York Times 'With a dazzling mix of directness and metaphor, Prose captures the centrifugal and isolating force of grief... A moving meditation on how, out of the painful passing of innocence and youth, sexuality and identity can miraculously emerge.' Los Angeles Times 'Prose is at her very best.' Washington Post"
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Book Description HarperAudio, 2008. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.00x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0061664588