Fifteen-year-old Finn Earl's mother, Liz, is a thirty-two-year old masseuse with a taste for cocaine. When Liz's habit forces them to flee New York City, they find protection under the wing of one of her clients, ageing billionaire Mr Osborne. In Vlyvalle, a golden playground for the super-rich, Finn discovers a people who are stranger, more savage, and more secretive than any tribe in National Geographic. Offered a new life and new friends he falls in love and grows up fast. But, on what should be the happiest night of Finn's life, on an island in the middle of a private lake, naked and high with Osborne's bewitching granddaughter, someone is watching him from the depths of the forest and laughing.
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- Paperback | 352 pages
- 111 x 178mm
- 02 Jan 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
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About Dirk Wittenborn
Dirk Wittenborn was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He spent his teenage years in a community not unlike the fictional village of Vlyvalle. He's the author of two previous novels, Eclipse and Zoe, and has written for television and film. He currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
'Echoes of Lord of the Flies Hip but Gothic, wide-eyed but knowing this is an insight into super-rich corruption' The Times 'Sharp and savvy, Fierce People is both a souped-up-coming of age novel and a satire on class and the American aristocracy a species which is commonly held not to exist, but which Wittenborn anatomises with wit and insight' Telegraph Magazine 'A riveting page-turner haunting and fascinating' Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City 'Powerful blows open the hypocrisies of the American Dream' Daily Mirror