Marilou Is Everywhere

A Novel
Product Number: EB00742176
Released: Jul 30, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780525535263
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Consumed by the longing for a different life, a teenager flees her family and carefully slips into another-replacing a girl whose own sudden disappearance still haunts the town. Fourteen-year-old Cindy and her two older brothers live in rural Pennsylvania, in a house with occasional electricity, two fierce dogs, one book, and a mother who comes and goes for months at a time. Deprived of adult supervision, the siblings rely on one another for nourishment of all kinds. As Cindy's brothers take on new responsibilities for her care, the shadow of danger looms larger and the status quo no longer seems tolerable. So when a glamorous teen from a more affluent, cultured home goes missing, Cindy escapes her own family's poverty and slips into the missing teen's life. As Jude Vanderjohn, Cindy is suddenly surrounded by books and art, by new foods and traditions, and most important, by a startling sense of possibility. In her borrowed life she also finds herself accepting the confused love of a mother who is constitutionally incapable of grasping what has happened to her real daughter. As Cindy experiences overwhelming maternal love for the first time, she must reckon with her own deceits and, in the process, learn what it means to be a daughter, a sister, and a neighbor. Marilou Is Everywhere is a powerful, propulsive portrait of an overlooked girl who finds for the first time that her choices matter.

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Author(s): Sarah Elaine Smith
Original Publish Date: Jul 30, 2019

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Author(s): Sarah Elaine Smith
Product Number Z100145412
Released: Jul 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984888556

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