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Pretty Little Dirty

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Lisa sees the life of her gorgeous best friend Celeste as just about perfect: she has a gigantic house, two older sisters to coach her through the hazards of high school, and loving, lively parents. As Lisa's own home has long been a place devoid of joyful noise—her mother has shut herself off in her bedroom for years—Lisa joins the Diamond household, slipping into their routine of sit-down suppers and soaking in the delicious normalcy of Diamond family life. But what begins as the story of two young women living a charmed adolescence, one of mastering dance moves and the protocols of male-female interaction, soon swirls into an intoxicating novel of art, music, and self-destructive impulses as Lisa and Celeste dare each other ever onward.

Synopsis:

Lisa escapes her own troubled girlhood into the lives of the family of her best friend, Celeste Diamond, embarking on a complex friendship that takes both girls from their suburban life into the complexities of male-female relationships, experimentation, self-destruction, and freedom. Original. 35,000 first printing.

About the Author

Born in Northern Minnesota, Amanda Boyden grew up, the eldest of three daughters, in Chicago and St. Louis. Currently she teaches in the English department of the University of New Orleans. Previous positions include elderly companion, artist’s model, gutter cleaner, dishwasher, science lab assistant, cancan dancer, tutor, stuntwoman, and bit part actress. Until recently, Amanda worked as a contortionist and professional trapeze artist. She proudly lists hanging high over the heads of Galactic and 311 in her life accomplishments.

She is married to Canadian author Joseph Boyden. Pretty Little Dirty is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307275912
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Boyden, Amanda
Author:
Amanda Boyden
Subject:
Fiction-Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Loss (psychology)
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060314
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
419

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Pretty Little Dirty
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Product details 419 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307275912 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Lisa escapes her own troubled girlhood into the lives of the family of her best friend, Celeste Diamond, embarking on a complex friendship that takes both girls from their suburban life into the complexities of male-female relationships, experimentation, self-destruction, and freedom. Original. 35,000 first printing.
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