The Safety Of Secrets

The Safety Of Secrets

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"Now we're just alike." So begins Fiona and Patricia's friendship that warm autumn morning in first grade in Lake Charles, Louisiana, their bond forged ever closer by Fiona's abusive mother and Patricia's neglectful one. Their relationship is a source of continuity and strength through their move to L.A. to become actresses; through Fiona's marriage and Patricia's sudden fame. When husband and career pressures exact a toll, the women wonder if their friendship can survive. Then a dark secret from their past emerges, threatening to destroy not only their bond, but all they've worked for as well.

The Safety of Secrets is a beautifully written exploration of the bonds forged in childhood and challenged decades later, of the fulfillment of dreams and the damage they can cause, and of secrets being uncovered and the truth we find inside.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060817364
  • 9780060817367

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Review quote

"The Safety of Secrets is a funny, keenly observed, deeply moving story of coming of age too soon. DeLaune Michel's elegantly structured novel jumps back and forth between an imperfect childhood in Louisiana, and a complicated adulthood in Los Angeles. ."--Warren Leight, Tony-award winning playwright of Side Man
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175 ratings
2.85 out of 5 stars
5 8% (14)
4 15% (26)
3 37% (64)
2 35% (62)
1 5% (9)
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