Lorimer Press, 9780982617144, 237pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
In a fiercely beautiful novel of love and desire, guilt and accountability, Abigail DeWitt offers a remarkable chronicle of one woman's coming of age. Set against a backdrop that moves from Austin, Texas to Cambridge, Massachusettes and the North Carolina mountains, this memorable story is told with great passion and, at times, heartbreaking humor.
The story begins when Molly Moore, the youngest child in a large, tumultuous family tries to find her place in the midst of the troubled relationships around her. But Molly's youth and innocence are squandered in the wake of her parents' disengagement as the family disintegrates and her older siblings leave home. As Molly grows into adulthood and becomes a parent herself, she must face the hard truths of her parents' lives and her own.