Surrender, Dorothy

Surrender, Dorothy

A Novel

Book - 1999
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Upon the publication of Meg Wolitzer's most recent novel, "Friends for Life, The Washington Post" warned that the novel "should carry a warning label: This Book Will Keep You Up Later Than You Think." Now, in a novel that explores the impact of a young woman's shocking, early death on her mother and on her circle of longtime friends, this prodigiously talented writer -- without abandoning her signature wit and satiric sense -- also moves into deeper, more turbulent water. Every August since college, Sara, Adam, Maddy, and Peter have shared the same summer house on the eastern shore of Long Island. The shining light of the crowd has always been Sara, a young woman with an allure that causes women to confide in her and men to fall in love with her. When Adam -- a noted gay playwright -- and Sara decide, on the very first night of their vacation, to ride into town to get some ice cream, "death is nothing more than a far-away province, a kingdom reserved for parents and grandparents, and the valiant young men who walk in soldierly groups." But then tragedy occurs and the overriding question becomes: Who owns this broken girl
Publisher: New York : Scribner, c1999
ISBN: 9780684848440
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wolitzer
Characteristics: 224 p. ; 23 cm


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