White Oleander

White Oleander

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White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way. It is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, their selfish love and cruel behaviour, and the search for love and identity.Astrid has been raised by her mother, a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid forgives her everything as her world revolves around this beautiful creature until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life. Astrid's fierce determination to survive and be loved makes her an unforgettable figure.

'LIQUID POETRY' - Oprah Winfrey

'Tangled, Complex and extraordinarily moving' - Observer
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 274g
  • Virago Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 1860498043
  • 9781860498046
  • 8,369

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Graceful THE TIMES
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Liquid poetry is how Oprah Winfrey described it. * IN STYLE UK * However good the film version, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Renee Zellwegger, it won't beat Janet Fitch's reissued novel White Oleander. * ` * Poignant, virtuosic and utterly captivating * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Graceful * THE TIMES *
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About Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on her next novel.
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307,766 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 34% (104,369)
4 37% (113,284)
3 22% (69,094)
2 5% (15,827)
1 2% (5,192)
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