From the Back Cover
She held me tenaciously, like if she let go, she'd drown. I was aware of the hard lines of bones beneath skin--my mother was not as soft as she used to be. Or was it the feeling of my bones through my own skin? After a while it was difficult to tell.
"I'm all right, Mom," I said. But I held her a little longer.
For Olivia, the year her father loses his job--and moves the family--is a time of troubled dreams and waking trances. Hounded by the distorted reflections of mirrors, car doors, and shop windows, she sets things in order by papering her bedroom wall with glossy clippings from glamour magazines. Her mother doesn't approve.
As a secret darkness consumes her mind and body, Olivia--with the help of her friends-- comes face to face with a reality invisible to the eye.