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The False Friend * SIGNED * - FIRST EDITION -

Goldberg, Myla

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ISBN 10: 0385527217 / ISBN 13: 9780385527217
Published by Doubleday, 2010
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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STATED FIRST Edition AND Printing with publishers full number line on copyright page. A Fine or Better volume. * SIGNED * by author on title page, (signature only). LAID-IN is event ticket and advert. where author lectured and signed. Dust jacket has a minute crinkle at crown, still a Fine or Better jacket. Mylar protected jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 000946

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Title: The False Friend * SIGNED * - FIRST EDITION ...

Publisher: Doubleday

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the bestselling author of Bee Season comes an astonishingly complex psychological drama with a simple setup: two  eleven-year-old girls, best friends and fierce rivals, go into the woods. Only one comes out . . .

Leaders of a mercurial clique of girls, Celia and Djuna reigned mercilessly over their three followers. One after­noon, they decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia blocked out how it happened.

The lie Celia told to conceal her misdeed became the accepted truth: everyone assumed Djuna had been abducted, though neither she nor her abductor was ever found. Celia’s unconscious avoidance of this has meant that while she and her longtime boyfriend, Huck, are professionally successful, they’ve been unable to move forward, their relationship falling into a rut that threatens to bury them both.

Celia returns to her hometown to confess the truth, but her family and childhood friends don’t believe her. Huck wants to be supportive, but his love can’t blind him to all that contra­dicts Celia’s version of the past.

Celia’s desperate search to understand what happened to Djuna has powerful consequences. A deeply resonant and emotionally charged story, The False Friend explores the adults that children become—leading us to question the truths that we accept or reject, as well as the lies to which we succumb.

About the Author:

MYLA GOLDBERG is the author of the bestselling Bee Season, which was a New York Times Notable Book in 2000, later made into a film; and Wickett’s Remedy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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