This is the US Bestseller. When 13-year-old Nico's happy family is shattered by the sudden death of her older sister, she faces a summer during which, in coming to terms with her profound grief, she embarks on a journey of emotional, intellectual and sexual discovery...When Nico's older sister dies, her innocently happy childhood life is shattered ...
This is the US Bestseller. When 13-year-old Nico's happy family is shattered by the sudden death of her older sister, she faces a summer during which, in coming to terms with her profound grief, she embarks on a journey of emotional, intellectual and sexual discovery...When Nico's older sister dies, her innocently happy childhood life is shattered. Thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, while her parents drift toward their own risky consolations. Over one haunted summer, Nico must find her own way to tackle the mystery of loss and recovery. With her lively mind, Nico looks for solace and security in books, art, and - recklessly - her sister's enigmatic boyfriend, with whom she falls into a seductive, dangerous relationship...Goldengrove follows Nico over one summer when a death changes her life for ever.
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Publishers Weekly, 2008-05-12 In Prose's deeply touching and absorbing 15th novel, narrator Nico, 13, comes upon Gerard Manley Hopkins's "Spring and Fall" (which opens "Margaret, are you grieving/ Over Goldengrove unleaving?") in her father's upstate New York bookstore, also named Goldengrove. It's the summer after her adored older sister, Margaret--possessed of beauty, a lovely singing voice and a poetic nature--casually dove from a rowboat in a nearby lake and drowned. In emotive detail, Nico relates the subsequent events of that summer. Nico was a willing confidant and decoy in Margaret's clandestine romance with a high school classmate, Aaron, and Nico now finds that she and Aaron are drawn to each other in their mutual bereavement. Unhinged by grief, Nico's parents are distracted and careless in their oversight of Nico, and Nico is deep in perilous waters before she realizes that she is out of her depth. Prose eschews her familiar satiric mode. She fluidly maintains Nico's tender insights into the human condition as Nico comes to discover her own way of growing up and moving on. (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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