By Amanda Eyre Ward
For many of her lifestyles, Lauren Mahdian has been yes of 2 issues: that her mom is useless, and that her father is a assassin. prior to the bad tragedy, Lauren led a sheltered lifestyles at the banks of ny Sound, a haven of sumptuous houses and possible ideal households. yet one morning, eight-year-old Lauren and her older brother woke up to find their mother's physique and their cherished father arrested for the murder.
Years later, Lauren is surrounded by means of uncertainty. Startling revelations strength her to peek less than the floorboards of her rigorously built thoughts, set aside the model of historical past that she has clung to so fiercely, and look for the reality of what rather occurred that fateful evening lengthy ago.
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It makes one aware of breathing, its deliberate ins and outs. The rainy season still a couple of weeks oﬀ and not a cloud in sight. But there’s a wetness that still gets into everything, your socks, your wallet, behind the lenses of your glasses, your lungs. Within hours of arriving it’s like carrying ball bearings around in your chest. But the place appears to be literally on fire as well. A city where a city shouldn’t be, boarded up and crumbling and what’s left now set alight. Look from the windows of the airport hospitality van, our rooms at the Tropical Hotel atop a gated bluﬀ on the edge of town, from anywhere, and there is always what looks to be black smoke in the distance, flapping like a villain’s cape into the sky.
Close Your Eyes: A Novel by Amanda Eyre Ward