"'A quiet, clear-eyed, sun-dappled eulogy to lost youth, and a youth lost... A quietly devastating portrait of a grieving family' Elle 'Beautifully wrought... Blossoms into a smart, gimlet-eyed account of what 13-year-old Nico sees happening around her after the loss of the more alluring, glamorous and manipulative Margaret... Effortless narrative verve.' Janet Maslin, New York Times 'With a dazzling mix of directness and metaphor, Prose captures the centrifugal and isolating force of grief... A moving meditation on how, out of the painful passing of innocence and youth, sexuality and identity can miraculously emerge.' Los Angeles Times 'Prose is at her very best.' Washington Post"
About the Author
Francine Prose is the author of fifteen novels, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the non-fiction New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer. She is the president of PEN American Center. She lives in New York City.