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Smithereens (1995) [Novel]
by Susan Taylor Chehak Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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It is May Caldwell's sixteenth summer, and life couldn't be more dull in Linwood, Iowa. Vaguely suicidal and haunted by half-remembered scenes from her early childhood, May is a girl waiting for her life to happen. And happen it does with the unexpected arrival of Frances Anne Crane, a.k.a. Frankie, a girl with too much past and nothing to lose. Together they seduce an older man as Frankie awakens all that May has been holding inside: the mystery of her uncle Brodie's illicit past, the painful truth of her grandparents' slow dissolutions, and her own emerging sexuality. Where Frankie leads, May follows, and what's left is a murder no one can pin, a family's buried past resurfaced in a wild night of mayhem, and May's safe world blown to smithereens in this unforgettable tale of betrayal and desire.

Original title: Smithereens
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery

Edition #1: Smithereens

Smithereens (1995)
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Language: English

  • "Vivid [and] intense... SMITHEREENS has brooding, ominous atmosphere, sexual awakening, loss of innocence, murder." Boston Globe
  • "Chehak is a very accomplished storyteller, always in control of her narrative, which moves ahead with grace and speed." The Los Angeles Times
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Smithereens (1995)

ISBN: 0385506872

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