The Isle of Youth

Stories

    • 3.7 • 21 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

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 "sorceress" from her readers. Be prepared to fall under her spell.
An NPR Best Book of 2013

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
November 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
898.4
KB

Customer Reviews

wini_s ,

Brilliant

Just so good! Buy it while it's on sale, such a steal.

Appappislame ,

Disjointed and uncompelling

The writing itself is good...if only it had actually formed a decent plot by even halfway through the book...

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