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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Roseau Public Library||WAS (Text)||35500005849342||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780143111856
- Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017.
|General Note:||"First published in Great Britain by Fourth Estate, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016" -- Verso title page.|
|Summary, etc.:||"An astonishing literary debut about a young girl's coming of age in the haunting, enchanting world of an English commune -- a modern gothic novel with echoes of Room and Never Let Me Go. Foxlowe is a crumbling old house in the moors -- wild, secluded, and magical place. For Green, it is not just home, but everything she knows. Outside, people live in little square houses, with unhappy families and tedious jobs. At Foxlowe, Green runs free through the hallways and orchards, in the fields and among the Standing Stones. Outside, people are corrupted by money. At Foxlowe, the Family shares everything. Outside, the Bad is everywhere. At Foxlowe, everyone in the Family is safe -- as long as they follow Freya's rules and perform her rituals. But as Green's little sister, Blue, grows up, she shows more and more interest in the Outside. Before long she starts to talk about becoming a Leaver. . . . Building inexorably to its terrifying climax, Foxlowe tells a chilling, irresistible story of superstition and survival, betrayal and redemption, and a utopia gone badly wrong" --|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
"At Foxlowe everyone has two names." Wasserberg's startling debut looks at childhood memories and how they never truly reflect the exact nature of history. Green, having been born into a utopian community, has only one name, and her voice tells the story. She recalls growing up free to explore as she pleases, loved equally by all members of the isolated colony. She cares for Blue, another child with no connections to the outside world, raising her according to the founders' rules. One abiding rule applies to those who depart Foxloweâ"Leavers" are banished from memory, their names never to be spoken again. As the children grow, the possibility of leaving becomes a temptation. But does Green really want to escape her family? What will she do if Blue insists on abandoning the colony? The author's staccato first-person tempo and lack of quotes conveys the disjointed recollections of a child hiding from secrets in her past. Readers with a penchant for the creepy nature of gothic tales will want to stick around for the shocking ending. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
Eleanor Wasserberg holds a BA in English and classics from Oxford and an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. Foxlowe is her first novel.
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