The Fates Will Find Their Way
By Hannah Pittard
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410437945, 269pp.)
Publication Date: June 2011
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As the days and years pile up, the mystery of her disappearance grows kaleidoscopically. A collection of rumors, divergent suspicions, and tantalizing what-ifs, Nora Lindell's story is a shadowy projection of teenage lust, friendship, reverence, and regret, captured magically in the disembodied plural voice of the boys who still long for her.
Told in haunting, percussive prose, Hannah Pittard's beautifully crafted novel tracks the emotional progress of the sister Nora left behind, the other families in their leafy suburban enclave, and the individual fates of the boys in her thrall. Far more eager to imagine Nora's fate than to scrutinize their own, the boys sleepwalk into an adulthood of jobs, marriages, families, homes, and daughters of their own, all the while pining for a girl-and a life-that no longer exists, except in the imagination.
A masterful literary debut that shines a light into the dream-filled space between childhood and all that follows, The Fates Will Find Their Way is a story about the stories we tell ourselves-of who we once were and may someday become.
Hannah Pittard's debut novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way, tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who inexplicably disappears one day â�� and the neighborhood kids who become entranced by what may have happened to her. More at NPR.org
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