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Once, In Lourdes

Author: Sharon Solwitz
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ISBN: 9780812989236
Format: Hardback
Published: June 2017
Published By: Random House Australia
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In this poignant novel of teenage friendship set against the accelerating Vietnam War, four high school friends stand on the brink of adulthood-and on the high ledge above the sea at the local park in Lourdes, Michigan, they call the Haight-and make a pact.a For the next two weeks, they will live for each other and for each day. And at the end of the two weeks, they will stand once again on the bluff and jump, sacrificing themselves on the altar of their friendship. Loyal Kate, beautiful Vera, witty C.J., and steady Saint-in a two-week span, their lives will change beyond their expectations, and what they gain and lose will determine whether they enter adulthood or hold fast to their pledge. Once, in Lourdes is a haunting and moving novel of the power of teenage bonds, the story of four characters who will win your heart and transport you back to your own high school years.In this poignant novel of teenage friendship set against the accelerating Vietnam War, four high school friends stand on the brink of adulthood-and on the high ledge above the sea at the local park in Lourdes, Michigan, they call the Haight-and make a pact.a For the next two weeks, they will live for each other and for each day. And at the end of the two weeks, they will stand once again on the bluff and jump, sacrificing themselves on the altar of their friendship. Loyal Kate, beautiful Vera, witty C.J., and steady Saint-in a two-week span, their lives will change beyond their expectations, and what they gain and lose will determine whether they enter adulthood or hold fast to their pledge. Once, in Lourdes is a haunting and moving novel of the power of teenage bonds, the story of four characters who will win your heart and transport you back to your own high school years.
Sharon Solwitz is the author of a novel, Bloody Mary, and a collection of short stories, Blood and Milk, which won the Carl Sandburg Prize from Friends of the Chicago Public Library, and the prize for adult fiction from the Society of Midland Authors, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. Honors for her individual stories, published in such magazines as TriQuarterly, Mademoiselle, and Ploughshares, include the Pushcart Prize, the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, the Nelson Algren Literary Award, and grants and fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council. Solwitz teaches fiction writing at Purdue University and lives in Chicago with her husband, the poet Barry Silesky.
ISBN: 9780812989236
Number of Pages: 320
Format: Hardback
Reading Level:
Published Date: 15-Jun-2017
Dimensions (mm): 0x0mm
Publisher: Random House Australia

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