It's summer in Las Vegas, and fifteen-year-old Helen is working as a lifeguard at the Dunes Hotel. It seems like the perfect age and the perfect first job but Helen's boyfriend is jealous of the men she meets, her mother embarks on an affair with the pool manager, and her father is contemplating an infidelity of his own. This is the story of a family's secrets and lies, of daughters struggling with the usual anxieties of growing up, and parents dealing with the tedium of a twenty-year-old marriage. With these sexual awakenings and mid-life crises all occurring under one roof, this apparently happy, successful and bonded family cannot help but draw apart, unravelling slowly under the stress wrought by its secrets ...
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"An honest story that unfolds every simply to remind us how inadequate we all felt, should we choose to admit it."About the Author:
Heather Skyler was born and raised in Las Vegas. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, son, and daughter.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141017201