|Effects of Light, the (2005) [Novel]|
by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
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(From the publisher):
Throughout their childhood, Myla and Pru Wolfe pose for a haunting series of photographs, many involving nudity. Young, beautiful and motherless, the sisters bond fiercely in their shared sense of loss, unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and status as favorite subjects for family friend and photographer Ruth Handel. The photographs fire each girl's psyche with a sense of artistic accomplishment.
Until their world irrevocably shifts...
Thirteen years later, Myla receives a mysterious communication that calls her back to her past. Awkwardly fleeing the one man who has managed to pierce her defenses, she flies home to Oregon, where a series of packages are sent to her in measured installments. They are time bombs of revelations, and artifacts that force her to relive, and come to terms with, the event that changed her family forever.
Original title: The Effects of Light
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind→ Dysfunctional Families