The Forgotten Island

The Forgotten Island

2.87 (40 ratings by Goodreads)
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Helen has turned eleven and her sunshine, young girl's world is beginning to darken around the edges. It is summer and she is in Bella Terra, a beautiful island off the Italian coast where her family spend an idyllic few months in their villa each year. This time, though, everything is different. Her parents' marriage is simmering with deep-rooted, unfathomable, tension. Lea, her precocious thirteen-year-old sister, is heading off for unknown - adult - shores leaving Helen forlornly behind. The Ashtons arrive in the midst of this. Prue, a school friend of Helen's mother, is glamorous and alluringly worldly; her husband, a mysterious, eerie figure. As the sultry Mediterranean shimmers and steams, each one plays out their own secret drama. It will be a hot, blue summer, a summer of love affairs, heart break and loss of innocence. And it will ultimately lead to Lea's disappearance ...Uncoiling with foreboding and inevitability, The Forgotten Island builds up to the haunting moment when a young girl's life is changed forever. Evocative, nuanced, sensual, this is mesmerizing storytelling.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747576254
  • 9780747576259
  • 2,209,933

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'Mesmerizing...pulses with dark undercurrents of familial love and betrayal, sisterly mysteries and rites, louche neighbours and secretive houseguests.' Elle 'Lush, languid...Troyan weaves loving, sensual descriptions of place and characters and a muted sense of foreboding.' Publishers Weekly Praise for Angels in the Morning: 'A work of real grace and beauty.'- James Lasdun 'Psychologically acute and thoroughly suspenseful.' - Margot Livesey
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About Sasha Troyan

Sasha Troyan was born in the United States and raised and educated in France. Her first novel, Angels in the Morning, was published in 2003. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband and two sons.
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40 ratings
2.87 out of 5 stars
5 12% (5)
4 8% (3)
3 42% (17)
2 30% (12)
1 8% (3)
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