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From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of ,a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.,They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a ???borrowed??? golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents??? rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident.,Taut, propulsive and devastating, ,reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story coolly describes a series of shattering events and the system that failed to protect her. Walbert, who brilliantly explored a century of women???s struggles for rights and recognition in her award-winning ,, limns the all-too-common violations of vulnerability and aspiration in the lives of young women in this suspenseful short novel.,From the publisher of the classic , is an urgent book by a ???wickedly smart writer??? (, whose work is ???fascinating, moving and significant??? (

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From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of ,a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.,They were on a lark, three teenaged girls speeding across the greens on a ???borrowed??? golf cart, at night, drunk. The cart crashes and one of the girls lands violently in the rough, killed instantly. The driver, Jo, flees the hometown that has turned against her and enrolls at a prestigious boarding school. Her past weighs on her. She is responsible for the death of her best friend. She has tipped her parents??? rocky marriage into demise. She is ready to begin again, far away from the accident.,Taut, propulsive and devastating, ,reveals the interior life of a young woman determined to navigate the treachery in a new world. Told from her perspective many years later, the story coolly describes a series of shattering events and the system that failed to protect her. Walbert, who brilliantly explored a century of women???s struggles for rights and recognition in her award-winning ,, limns the all-too-common violations of vulnerability and aspiration in the lives of young women in this suspenseful short novel.,From the publisher of the classic , is an urgent book by a ???wickedly smart writer??? (, whose work is ???fascinating, moving and significant??? (

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