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A young girl's first love affair threatens her personal silence and detachment, precautionary measures used to shield her from reality.
Published (first published January 1st 1976)
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I had read and enjoyed some of Klein's younger books (for elementary and middle school readers) when I found this one at the bookstore. It was probably a little old for me at the time, but I didn't mind. I think I literally read parts of this one with my eyes wide open (popping out?). :)
Jul 18, 2010 Kate rated it liked it
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Wow. This is the kind of book that would have disturbed me had I read it in junior high. The execution is a mess, a first-person narrative with an unintentionally confused sense of time (reading almost autobiographically? I wonder..). Most notable is that it is fairly stream-of-consciousness yet employs exactly NO emotional content -- and it's impossible to tell if that is by design or mistake. It is very weird. The protagonist, Krii (??), comes from an emotionally distant family and is very hun ...more
Apr 17, 2012 Camilla rated it it was amazing
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Weeding final.
Opening in this book means exploring a girl's world -- a girl who dances ballet, shies away from human encounter, struggles with trust and sex ... but I have never met a character who can describe their cognitive processes and realization so accurately and true to form.
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Norma Klein was born in New York City and graduated cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College with a degree in Russian. She later received her master's degree in Slavic languages from Columbia University.

Ms. Klein began publishing short stories while attending Barnard and since then she had written novels for readers of all ages. The author got her ideas from everyday life
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