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ISBN-10: 1328467694
ISBN-13: 9781328467690
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 02/12/2019
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.80" H

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

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A Finalist for the Washington State Book Awards

At Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, campers are promised adventures in the woods, songs by the fire, and lifelong friends. Bursting with excitement and nervous energy, five girls set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore follows Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan beyond this fateful trip, showing us the lives of the haunted and complex women these girls become. From award-winning novelist Kim Fu comes a stunning portrait of girlhood, the nuances of survival, and the pasts we can’t escape.

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A Finalist for the Washington State Book Awards "Before embarking on an overnight kayaking trip, five girls at a camp in the Pacific Northwest sing, 'And I shall love my sisters / for-ev-er-more.' The camp promises a vision of wholesome sisterhood that seems unaware of the complexities of young girls' lives, a vision Kim Fu skillfully complicates in her new novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore...[Kim Fu] is a propulsive storyteller, using clear and cutting prose to move seamlessly through time....In the one-way glass of the novel, we watch the girls of Forevermore from a series of angles, in all their private anguishes. We lean closer, unable to turnaway." –Lisa Ko, New York Times Book Review "A gripping survival story about the lives of six diverse women...The fascinating thing about the book is clocking the ways this traumatic experience in the woods touches each woman's life...Though the tragedy and subsequent fallout at Camp Forevermore affected each woman's life differently, and though their lives diverge as often as they intertwine, they share a resilience Fu embeds into the structure of her sentences. She builds them short, clean, and straightforward. This consistency gives her the ability to drop an extremely intense image or profound line out of nowhere, create convincing cliff-hangers, or slowly increase the stakes of a scene until you feel like a frog in suddenly boiling water. But the great achievement of the novel is the way Fu renders her characters. These portraits of sisterhood, motherhood, daughterhood, wifehood, girlfriendhood, independent womanhood, and other female-identified-hoods sing and groan and scream with complexity and nuance, and they make me want to read her next ten books." The Stranger "Fu is a poet and essayist, and her evocative and well-crafted writing makes The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore a quick yet deep read." Shondaland "The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore is a sensitive, evocative exploration of how the past threads itself through our lives, reemerging in unexpected ways. Kim Fu skillfully measures how long and loudly one formative moment can reverberate." –Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere "So beautifully done, so thoughtful....Each voice is so present & distinct. I would read another book just like it if I could." BookRiot, The Podcast "Fu's characters are rich, real, and distinct...With rawness and objectivity, Fu depicts the women these girls become along with their struggles, both cosmic and mundane...An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans–even young girls–can do." Kirkus Reviews "Sharp...Readers will delight in the complicated, brash, ugly, and sincere presentation of Fu's characters." Booklist "For readers interested in evolving friendships and stories that move forward and backward in time, this book is sure to be a hit." Bookish, "Winter 2018 Fiction Preview" "A vivid and haunting story of lives interrupted by tragedy. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore maps the journey from girlhood to womanhood, radiating both nostalgia and hope." –Hala Alyan, author of Salt Houses "The five characters in Kim Fu's dark, deftly woven fable align and disperse like planets, bound i
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ISBN-10: 1328467694
ISBN-13: 9781328467690
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 02/12/2019
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.20" W, 0.80" H
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