By Anna Stothard
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"This publication moved and provoked me in methods i will not totally articulate....Extraordinary."—Anna Paquin (True Blood)
A seventeen-year-old woman items jointly the secret of her mother's existence and dying one of the bars and bedrooms of l. a. during this striking debut novel.
A raucous, drug-fueled occasion has taken over a boutique resort on Venice Beach—it's a memorial for Lily, the now-deceased, free-spirited proprietress of where. Little do the attendees be aware of that Lily's estranged daughter—and the anonymous narrator of this extraordinary novel—is between them, and he or she has simply walked off with a suitcase of Lily's belongings.
Abandoned by means of Lily a long time in the past, she has come far to profit approximately her mom, and the stolen suitcase—stuffed with outfits, letters, and photographs—contains not just a background of her mother's love existence, yet maybe additionally the foremost to her personal id. because the tricky, innovative narrator tracks down her mother's former husbands, boyfriends, and buddies, a dicy reenactment of her lifestyles starts to spread. Lily had a knack for falling in love with the inaccurate humans, and one guy, a way photographer became paparazzo, has began to paintings his sinuous charms at the younger woman.
Told with excessive kind and noirish flare, Anna Stothard's The purple lodge is a powerfully evocative debut novel approximately want achievement, reckless impulse, and the way we find ourselves.
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