In 1956, Ava Lark rents a house with her twelve-year-old son, Lewis, in a desirable Boston suburb. Ava is beautiful, divorced, Jewish, and a working mum. She finds her neighbours less than welcoming. Lewis yearns for his absent father, befriending the only other fatherless kids: Jimmy and Rose. One afternoon, Jimmy goes missing. The neighbourhood - in the throes of Cold War paranoia - seizes the opportunity to further ostracize Ava and her son. Years later, when Lewis and Rose reunite to untangle the final pieces of the tragic puzzle, they must decide: Should you tell the truth even if it hurts those you love, or should some secrets remain buried?
Publisher: Algonquin Books (division of Workman) ISBN: 9781616200541 Number of pages: 384 Weight: 363 g Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 28 mm
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