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4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  49 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The story begins with the image of a woman sailing a long, slender, silver bay, her mystical blue eyes sweeping the waters for the body of her small son who drowned fifteen years before. Her husband, a famous philosopher, has run off with their daughter's best friend. Their daughter,Sunny, having met and fallen in love with the mysterious and charismatic Masefield, is in P ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by Harper Perennial (first published 1987)
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Apr 22, 2013 Miranda rated it it was amazing
Ms.Susan Trott’s inventiveness and insouciance has made me an aficionado. It is a sad fact that she is not well known. Her book deserves a larger readership.
Trott crosses the boundary from reality to fantasy, and takes the reader into a surreal journey. She uses first person subjective for all characters effectively that in each chapter, the character is revealed by his/her perspective and choice of words. It is refreshing that each time the reader can peek into a character’s innermost thoughts
Jan 25, 2012 Rachel rated it it was amazing
This was my first encounter with this author - and I hope to have another, shortly. Engaging characters, precisely written. (And, though she uses a multiple-character-narratives style, it's easily followable, and actually furthers the plot.)
Apr 06, 2015 Heidi rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book!!!! Susan has a very unique writing style and her characters are all so descriptively described. I read this in one sitting and am about to start reading another of her books right now!!!
This is another of those books that I loved passionately, but don't think I could ever read now, for some reason. (I know the reason, but it is a spoiler, so I won't say.)
Anyway - I think about this book a few times a year, but couldn't remember the title until right now.
Jul 16, 2008 Sherie rated it it was amazing
This was my first Susan Trott Book and it was something else. It had everything: murder, incest, true love,and no way to second guess where the author was taking me.( I'm very bad to read the last chapter, but that doesn't help with Trott's books).
Nov 07, 2008 Marc rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Kim Munkres
Not Susan Trott's most well-known books, but one of her best. The setting is Tomales Bay in Northern California. Hauntingly beautiful. I love her other books, too. I wish she's write more.
Oct 19, 2013 Lawn rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing. i'm always able to be aware of where i am when reading, but while reading this (especially on the train), i couldn't keep track
Mar 11, 2009 Jane rated it liked it
This book was interesting and a bit strange at the same time. Although I think that I enjoyed the storyline and it did make you think!
Jun 23, 2008 Miranda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVE Susan Trott's novels -- every single one of them. They are just hard to find. : (
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