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“The stars shine brightest out of the deepest dark . . .” A child is imprisoned in a house by her reclusive, religious parents. Hester Wakefield has never spoken to another child, nor seen the outside world. Her one possession is an illustrated childrens Bible, and its imagery forms the sole basis for her capacity to make poetic, real-life connections. Her companions at home are Cat, Spoon, Door, Handle, Broom, and Tree, and they all speak to her, sometimes telling her what to do. One day she takes a brave Alice in Wonderland trip into the forbidden outside, at the behest of Handle, and this overwhelming encounter with light and sky and sunshine is a marvel to her. From this moment on, Hester learns that there are some things she cannot tell her parents, and she keeps this secret to herself. Hester buries it among her other secrets, the ones that take place in the shadowy corners of her insular world, and she keeps them all locked inside her as they multiply and grow, waiting until she can find other ways to be free.

One Foot Wrong challenges the boundaries of right and wrong, sanity and madness, love and justice, poetry and life. The story told by Hester is often dark and harrowing, but the affecting impact of her distinctive voice and her way of seeing the world illuminates every page and makes this novel an exhilarating, enlightening and, ultimately, an uplifting and transformative experience.

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Sofie Laguna has previously written for children and young adults, including Surviving Aunt Marsha and Too Loud Lily (Scholastic). She is also an actor. One Foot Wrong is her first adult novel. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Kristin T., July 13, 2009 (view all comments by Kristin T.)
I started this book a while ago and then, as too often happens, from no fault of the book, I got distracted from it. But needing to return it to a colleague ASAP, I picked it up again on a break from work today. And could. Not. Put. It. Down. Finished the just-under 200 pages like *that*. Not that one *should* read this book quickly--the writing is magic, lyrical and twisted up, some gems apparent, others hidden and demanding to be unwrapped and fully appreciated. But a person will want to read quickly and may give in to that, as I did, because this book is just so unique and beautiful and disturbing. One tumbles, gasping, through it.
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ISBN:
9781590513163
Author:
Laguna, Sofie
Publisher:
Other Press (NY)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Religious aspects
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.04x5.54x.69 in. .49 lbs.

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