Lost in the Forest

Lost in the Forest

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One minute John is the cornerstone of Eva's world, rock to his two teenage stepdaughters and his own son Theo; the next he is tossed through the air in a traffic accident, and killed. His sudden death changes everything. Eva struggles with the desolation of loneliness, finding herself drawn back to her untrustworthy ex-husband; Emily, the eldest daughter, grapples with her new-found independence and responsibility. Little Theo can only begin to fathom the permanence of his father's death. But for the middle child Daisy, John's absence opens up a whole world of confusion. Just at the onset of adolescence and blossoming sexuality, Daisy is exposed to the terrifying duplicity of life, the instability that hovers just beyond the safety of parental love, and the powerlessness of that love to protect or even console her. In steps a man only too willing to take advantage of her emotions. "Lost in the Forest" is a powerful and gorgeously layered testament to the fluidity of life and the web of connections that bind us, divide us, and drive us on. A finely observed portrait of marriage and family; an intensely sensual journey through the consuming realms of grief and sex; and an unforgettable evocation of adolescent yearning and vulnerability, this is Sue Miller at her inimitable best.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 18mm | 140.62g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747582912
  • 9780747582915

About Sue Miller

Sue Miller is the best-selling author of the novels The World Below, While I Was Gone, The Distinguished Guest, For Love, Family Pictures, Inventing the Abbotts, and The Good Mother, and of the acclaimed memoir The Story of My Father. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.show more

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'Sue Miller has been making it new now for a long time, and Lost in the Forest is a shining affirmation that her power only continues to grow' Washington Post 'Sue Miller's latest novel secures her place in the company of writers like Anne Tyler and Alison Lurie ... Lost in the Forest has a seemingly effortless grace; Miller quickly captures and never loses our attention' Daily Mail 'Sue Miller brings unusual skill in the exploration of women's hopes and regrets. The careful build-up of detail, and an acute understanding of all the facts and feelings which lie behind disguises, make this a sensitive examination of two private lives' Sunday Telegraph 'Wonderful - rich, intelligent and moving ... this is the fiction we need' Los Angeles Timesshow more

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2,847 ratings
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4 33% (949)
3 42% (1,201)
2 11% (326)
1 3% (87)
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