Katharine Noel is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University, where she formerly held a Stegner Fellowship. Her writing has won grants from the Henfield-Transatlantic, Barbara Deming, and Rona Jaffe foundations, and was included in Best New American Voices 2003. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she is at work on her second novel.
Angie, seventeen, is a star pupil and swimmer with a seemingly assured future â€“ when she has a psychotic breakdown. This haunting and affecting debut novel explores not just Angieâ€™s inner turmoil but the collateral damage it inflicts on her family as they evolve and adapt to the crisis in their midst. Definitely a book worth reading and talking about.