A Novel

Book - 2018
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Seventeen years after falling from a stolen car into a remote northern town, Billie Jean Fontaine is still an outsider. She may follow the stifling rules of this odd place, but no one will forget that she came from elsewhere. When Billie Jean vanishes one cold October night in her bare feet and track suit with only her truck keys, those closest to her begin a frantic search. Her daughter, Pony, a girl struggling against being a teen in the middle of nowhere; her killer dog to whom she cannot tell a lie; her husband, The Heavy, a man haunted by his past; and the charismatic Supernatural, a teenage boy longing only to be average. Each holding a different piece of the puzzle, they must come together to understand the darkest secrets of their beloved, and lay bare the mysteries of the human heart.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Harper Avenue,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781554685509
Characteristics: 260 pages ; 23 cm


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ReadingAdviser_Kerry Aug 07, 2019

Dey's writing style and subject matter is definitely not for everyone, but if you enjoy disturbing stories about apocalyptic cults, you should check this out.

Jan 17, 2019

This book made me wonder about the quality of books publishers turn down. If this made it through, it must be atrocious. Albeit Dey has some interesting ways of describing/looking at some situations this book baffled me. "Prevalent" does not adequately describe the amount of sex and adultery that is described in this book. The girls are given jewellery and the boys a nickname to denote their loss of virginity. If Dey is trying to make a point about anything by way of a fringe society or controversial settings I believe she ought to try again. Although I won't read it!

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