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Augusta, Gone: A True Story

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"I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me."

Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first the cigarette, then the blue pipe and the little bag Augusta says is aspirin. Just talking to her is like sticking your hand in the garbage disposal. Martha doesn't know if she's confronting adolescent behavior, craziness, her own failures as a parent — or all three.

Augusta, Gone is the story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to save her. It is a sorrowful tale, but not a tragic one. Though the book charts a harrowing course through the troubled waters of adolescence, hope — that mother and daughter will be reunited and will learn to love one another again — steers them toward a shore of forgiveness and redemption.

Written with darkly seductive grace, Augusta, Gone conjures the dangerous thrill of being drawn into the heart of a whirling vortex. This daring book will be admired for its lyricism, applauded for its courage, and remembered for its power. It demands to be read from start to finish, in one breathless sitting.

Synopsis:

"I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me."

Remember "Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone" is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first the cigarette, then the blue pipe and the little bag Augusta says is aspirin. Just talking to her is like sticking your hand in the garbage disposal. Martha doesn't know if she's confronting adolescent behavior, craziness, her own failures as a parent — or all three.

"Augusta, Gone" is the story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to save her. It is a sorrowful tale, but not a tragic one. Though the book charts a harrowing course through the troubled waters of adolescence, hope — that mother and daughter will be reunited and will learn to love one another again — steers them toward a shore of forgiveness and redemption.

Written with darkly seductive grace, "Augusta, Gone" conjures the dangerous thrill of being drawn into the heart of a whirling vortex. This daring book will be admired for its lyricism, applauded for its courage, and remembered for its power. It demands to be read from start to finish, in one breathless sitting.

About the Author

Martha Tod Dudman served as President and General Manager of Dudman Communications, a group of radio stations, from 1990 to 1999. Now a professional fundraiser, she lives in Northeast Harbor, Maine, with her son and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743204095
Subtitle:
A True Story
Author:
Dudman, Martha Tod
Author:
Martha Tod Dudman
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Family Relationships
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Single mothers
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Runaway teenagers
Subject:
Fatherless families
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
General
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Family Relationships
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. AU-ARI-92-8
Publication Date:
20010308
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.4375 x 5.5 in 14.224 oz

Related Subjects

Biography » General
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Family

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"Synopsis" by , "I'm not telling you where I am. Don't try to find me."

Remember "Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone" is the memoir Alice's mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first the cigarette, then the blue pipe and the little bag Augusta says is aspirin. Just talking to her is like sticking your hand in the garbage disposal. Martha doesn't know if she's confronting adolescent behavior, craziness, her own failures as a parent — or all three.

"Augusta, Gone" is the story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to save her. It is a sorrowful tale, but not a tragic one. Though the book charts a harrowing course through the troubled waters of adolescence, hope — that mother and daughter will be reunited and will learn to love one another again — steers them toward a shore of forgiveness and redemption.

Written with darkly seductive grace, "Augusta, Gone" conjures the dangerous thrill of being drawn into the heart of a whirling vortex. This daring book will be admired for its lyricism, applauded for its courage, and remembered for its power. It demands to be read from start to finish, in one breathless sitting.

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