Publication Date: 01/07/2021 ISBN: 9780241986516 Category:

Marilou is Everywhere

Sarah Elaine Smith

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 01/07/2021 ISBN: 9780241986516 Category:
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE

For fans of Where the Crawdads Sing and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, a richly atmospheric debut about lost innocence and rural America…

‘Remarkable. This novel reads like a miracle’ NPR

‘Brimming with longing, with heartbreak’ New York Times

Jude is popular, beautiful, wealthier than most in Deep Valley. Cindy is Jude’s neighbour – younger, poorer, a kid from the kind of family everyone knows will come to no good. Jude is black and Cindy is white.

One summer, Jude disappears. Search parties go out but come back empty-handed and strangely pleased. Jude thought she was better than everyone else. Look at her now. Meanwhile Cindy is performing a vanishing act of her own. She is slipping out of her old life and into someone else’s. She is becoming Jude…

‘Lyrical, sexy, humane, and just a total pleasure to read’ Elif Batuman, author of The Idiot

‘One of the most exquisitely written books I’ve read in a long time. A haunting novel about craving escape so badly you’re willing to erase yourself, by a writer I would follow anywhere’ Julie Buntin, author of Marlena

Publisher Review

'Remarkable. Fiction debuts this accomplished don't come along very often . . . Smith is a writer of immense talent and rare imagination [and] this novel reads like a miracle' * NPR * Strange and powerful . . . It's a book brimming with longing, with heartbreak. It's a coming-of-age by coming into somebody else * The New York Times * Audacious... Smith's beautiful, poetic prose transforms this strange coming-of-age story into something wondrous * Daily Express, Best New Paperbacks of Summer 2020 * Rich and vivid, [a] hauntingly gorgeous debut novel... Smith captures this unstable world with matter-of-fact poetry, spare and sensual and surprisingly funny * Kirkus (STARRED REVIEW) * One of the most unforgettable books I've read this year, offering a uniquely haunting, but also disarmingly funny and lyrical look at loss, love and the desire to be seen * NYLON * This is a mysterious and strangely exciting debut. Smith is a poet, and writes in sensory driven, soul-tapping prose. * Booklist * Enthralling, startling and stunning... The prose leaves you raw, defying you to articulate what the book is because it feels too immense, promising no easy answers * Paste * Feral, alert and hungry, an unsettling coming-of-age story. Her words create a picture of desperation and absence and a poignant story of accountability * BUST * An eerie exploration of desperation and the complexities of maternal love... Sure to be a page-turner * Lit Hub (Most Anticipated Books of 2019) * A stunningly evocative debut novel * Boston Globe *

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