By Christine Schutt
In 1997, on the extraordinary Siddons university on Manhattan's higher East part, the varsity 12 months opens with distressing information: Astra Dell is struggling with a unprecedented affliction. Astra's buddies attempt to reconcile the in poor health girl's anguish with their very own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. automobile writes unsparing letters, which the soiled Marlene, in her devotion, then steals. different classmates keep it up: The foolish workforce of Suki and Alex pursue Will Bliss whereas the subversive Lisa Van de Ven makes dates with pass over Wilkes. the area of non-public colleges and privilege in ny urban is humorous, poignant, merciless, and at its middle is a ill woman, Astra Dell, "that faded woman from the senior type, the dancer with the entire hair, the crimson hair, knotted or braided or allow to fall to her waist, a fever and she or he consumed."
National e-book Award Finalist Christine Schutt has created a wickedly unique story of innocence, bold and illness.
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All Souls by Christine Schutt