The Burning Girl A Novel

By: Messud, Claire

Price: $54.00

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Book Condition: As new


247pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards, gilt on spine. Signed by the author on a limitation page preceding the half-title page. Book has a complete number line starting with 1, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and in the custom slipcase from Powell's Indiespensable series #68. A 23-page interview booklet accompanies the book. Gift quality. Author also wrote "The Woman Upstairs" and "The Emperor's Children."


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Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood's imaginary worlds and painful adult reality--crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.

Claire Messud, one of our finest novelists, is as accomplished at weaving a compelling fictional world as she is at asking the big questions: To what extent can we know ourselves and others? What are the stories we create to comprehend our lives and relationships? Brilliantly mixing fable and coming-of-age tale, The Burning Girl gets to the heart of these matters in an absolutely irresistible way.

Title: The Burning Girl A Novel

Author Name: Messud, Claire

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton: 2017

ISBN Number: 0393635023

ISBN Number 13: 9780393635027

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002358