A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love, and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat. Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers are caught in a car crash that will shatter everyone's world forever. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her--her friends, her parents, and above all, Isabelle, her twin--have shaped and defined her. Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a spiral of longing and regret? Untwine is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor, and heartbreak. Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, family, the horrors of loss, and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.
by Edwidge Danticat
by Delores Phillips
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
"Bahni Turpin's narration of the author's first YA title begins dreamily, wistfully as Giselle lies alone in a hospital bed, trying to piece together what has occurred. She and her twin sister, Isabelle, were born holding hands, as they were doing in the car just before the crash. Moments before, the family's primary concern had been being late to Isabelle's concert and the parents' impending separation. Turpin's voice grows harsh as a demanding sheriff enters the hospital room and posits that the accident may have been deliberate. Turpin provides emotional anchoring as Giselle floats from guilt to comforting memories of her Haitian grandparents' home, a disjointed history of the twins' unbreakable bond, and Giselle's worries about her now twin-less identity. S.W. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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