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Publisher Comments:

From the bestselling author of Bee Season comes an astonishingly complex psychological drama with a simple setup: two eleven-year-old girls, best friends and fierce rivals, go into the woods. Only one comes out . . .

Leaders of a mercurial clique of girls, Celia and Djuna reigned mercilessly over their three followers. One afternoon, they decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia blocked out how it happened.

The lie Celia told to conceal her misdeed became the accepted truth: everyone assumed Djuna had been abducted, though neither she nor her abductor was ever found. Celia’s unconscious avoidance of this has meant that while she and her longtime boyfriend, Huck, are professionally successful, they’ve been unable to move forward, their relationship falling into a rut that threatens to bury them both.

Celia returns to her hometown to confess the truth, but her family and childhood friends don’t believe her. Huck wants to be supportive, but his love can’t blind him to all that contradicts Celia’s version of the past.

Celia’s desperate search to understand what happened to Djuna has powerful consequences. A deeply resonant and emotionally charged story, The False Friend explores the adults that children become—leading us to question the truths that we accept or reject, as well as the lies to which we succumb.

Synopsis:

Twenty years after her best friend and rival Djuna disappears under circumstances Celia has only recently remembered, Celia unconsciously sabotages a relationship and returns to her hometown to confess her role in what happened. By the best-selling author of Bee Season. 60,000 first printing.

About the Author

MYLA GOLDBERG is the author of the bestselling Bee Season, which was a New York Times Notable Book in 2000, later made into a film; and Wickett’s Remedy. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385533638
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - General
Author:
Lawson, BJ
Author:
Myla Goldberg
Author:
Goldberg, Myla
Author:
and <i>Wickett's Remedy</i>. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Author:
Lawson, David
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Audiobooks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Contemporary Women
Subject:
Fiction : Family Life
Subject:
Contemporary Women
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Contemporary Women
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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"Synopsis" by , Twenty years after her best friend and rival Djuna disappears under circumstances Celia has only recently remembered, Celia unconsciously sabotages a relationship and returns to her hometown to confess her role in what happened. By the best-selling author of Bee Season. 60,000 first printing.
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