The Burning Girl: A Novel

The Burning Girl: A Novel

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A New York Times Bestseller

A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends, from the New York Times best-selling author of The Emperor’s Children.

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

Regardless of how a reader chooses to answer these questions — if a reader is even inclined — there is no doubt about this novel’s merit or Messud’s virtuosity.

“The Burning Girl” is certainly a world of Messud’s skillful invention, but also one of truth.

Like most of Messud's other novels, The Burning Girl deeply excavates the subject of female loneliness. Growing up female, as Julia tells us, may indeed have something to do with learning to be afraid, but in writing on the difficult topics of abandonment, betrayal and isolation, Messud herself is fearless.

Book Details  

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (August 29, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 422 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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