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Dear Fang, With Love

by Rufi Thorpe

Dear Fang, With Love Synopsis

Lucas and Katya were boarding school seniors when, blindingly in love, they decided to have a baby. Seventeen years later, after a decade of absence, Lucas is a weekend dad, newly involved in his daughter Vera's life. But after Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break at a high school party, Lucas takes her to Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. Here, in the city of Vilnius, Lucas hopes to save Vera from the sorrow of her diagnosis. As he uncovers a secret about his grandmother, a Home Army rebel who escaped Stutthof, Vera searches for answers of her own. Why did Lucas abandon her as a baby? What really happened the night of her breakdown? And who can she trust with the truth? Skillfully weaving family mythology and Lithuanian history with a story of mental illness, inheritance, young love, and adventure, Rufi Thorpe has written a breathtakingly intelligent, emotionally enthralling book.

Dear Fang, With Love Press Reviews

Observant, sometimes funny and continuously thought-provoking * Daily Mail on The Girls From Corona Del Mar * Her depiction of female friendship is engaging and sharply observed * New Statesman on The Girls From Corona Del Mar * A brilliantly written, probing, uneasy look at a damaged friendship between two women * Independent on Sunday on The Girls from Corona Del Mar * Dear Fang, With Love is a beautiful story about mental illness and love * PopSugar, '26 Books You Should Read This Spring' * While the themes of the book - mania, the Holocaust, and the devastating number of ways that any parent-child dynamic can go awry - are undeniably dark, Thorpe's prose is light, often hilarious, and unshakably grounded in the concrete details of daily life . . . Thorpe has written an absolute winner. * Publishers Weekly, Starred Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472152176
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Rufi Thorpe
Publisher: Corsair an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Rufi Thorpe

Rufi Thorpe received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. Her first novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar, was long listed for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize and was a Waterstones Bookclub Pick. She lives in California with her husband and two sons, as well as a dog and a turtle.

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