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Molly : A Novel - 00 edition

Molly : A Novel (ISBN10: 0609604627; ISBN13: 9780609604625)
ISBN13: 978-0609604625
ISBN10: 0609604627

Summary: The point of view, at first, is Betsy's. This shy, awkward preteen is best friends with the vivacious & beautiful Molly. We watch as their friendship grows into an intense, erotically tinged devotion. After Molly & her mother leave town amid scandal, Betsy hears that Molly has died in childbirth at age 17, & that she has left her diaries to Betsy. Now, through the diaries, we hear Molly's own voice as she tells her story. Her mother had married a European scholar named Richard Richar
d, whom Molly flirts with outrageously. After her mother's death, this man uses her ruthlessly. Heartbreaking in their honesty, her entries eloquently express how a bright future can be dimmed by circumstance. Guided by Molly's strong & resilient voice, Betsy reaches her own epiphany about the meaning of her dear friend's short life. Molly is a loving, intellectually playful tribute to Vladimir Nabokov & a promising debut from a talented new writer.
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Summary: The point of view, at first, is Betsy's. This shy, awkward preteen is best friends with the vivacious & beautiful Molly. We watch as their friendship grows into an intense, erotically tinged devotion. After Molly & her mother leave town amid scandal, Betsy hears that Molly has died in childbirth at age 17, & that she has left her diaries to Betsy. Now, through the diaries, we hear Molly's own voice as she tells her story. Her mother had married a European scholar named Richard Richard, whom Molly flirts with outrageously. After her mother's death, this man uses her ruthlessly. Heartbreaking in their honesty, her entries eloquently express how a bright future can be dimmed by circumstance. Guided by Molly's strong & resilient voice, Betsy reaches her own epiphany about the meaning of her dear friend's short life. Molly is a loving, intellectually playful tribute to Vladimir Nabokov & a promising debut from a talented new writer. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 00
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Publisher: Crown Publishers
Year Published: 2000
International: No

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