Let the Dark Flower Blossom

A Novel
Product Number: EB00646069
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781566893312
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Description

"An ambitious, poignant and sharp-tongued novel filled with secrets and ghosts, jealousy and love." -Publishers Weekly Sheldon and Eloise Schell are twins, orphans, and the estranged college companions of the rich, scandalous, celebrated Roman Stone. Now Roman is dead, murdered with a pair of scissors in his living room, and Eloise and Sheldon must separately tease out the secrets-a burning house, a murdered girl-that were the one story they could never tell. Moving between the muffled plush of wintry Chicago, the fogbound darkness of a Lake Superior island, and the even darker precincts of memory, Let the Dark Flower Blossom is a book about the pull of the closed door. It is about the small pleasure of being right, the tremendous thrill of doing wrong, and the lengths writers will go to-lie, steal, kill-to get the perfect story. "As rewarding as it is challenging, this book is a great alternative to a beach read for those who love literary mysteries . . . Recommended for those who thought that even Gone Girl didn't have enough troubled characters and unforeseen twists." -Library Journal "[A] puzzle of a book, [Let the Dark Flower Blossom] engages one's attention through staccato prose and a number of interrelated and compelling characters. [T]his 'existential murder mystery' . . . will reward attentive readers." -Booklist "A splendid, leisurely meditation on the meaning of fame, identity, and love." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author(s): Norah Labiner
Original Publish Date: Apr 12, 2013

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