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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 02/06/2011
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The last time Dodie sees her mother, Stella is unusually restless and spruced-up in a red velvet dress. Soon after this, Dodie's younger brother Seth disappears. Desperate to find him, Dodie leaves her young son with his father and follows Seth's trail to the Soul Life Centre: a peculiar, enclosed community in upstate New York, presided over by a messianic figure called 'Our Father'. Trying to gain access to Seth, she joins the Brothers and Sisters in their communal living, meditation, fasting and chanting. As her son arrives at the centre with his father, Dodie finds her family dangerously entangled in their rituals. Thirty years earlier, reeling from their mother's death, two teenage sisters are starting their new life alone. When their end-of-school party is gate-crashed by an older crowd, they meet Bogart, a good-looking hippy with a honeyed voice and magnetic energy.And so begins their unconventional new family life. As these two stories reverberate, a series of surprising connections is revealed in a shocking and exhilarating conclusion.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781906994204
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


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Glaister in an agile, attentive writer who deserves to be more widely read * Guardian *
A fascinating examination of the seductive power of religious cults . . . and what it is that drives the human desire for belonging * Big Issue *

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“This book gets under your skin”

This novel draws you in slowly, but once you get on that plane with Dodie you're hooked, there's no way you'll stop reading then.The plot is full of twists,but when you start reading the Melanie's... More

Paperback edition
24th May 2010
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“I absolutely loved this book!”

I read this in 4 days flat and it drew me in from the beginning with believable characters and a hint of mystery. It totally gripped me and I couldn't put it down. It's chillingly real to begin with and the... More

Paperback edition
24th May 2010
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“Well worth a go!”

I'm so glad I finally got round to reading a novel by Lesley Glaister. This is her eleventh book, & I'm definitely going to go back & discover some of her earlier work now. This is a real page-turner... More

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8th May 2010
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