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by Robin Kirman
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0804139318, Hardcover)A tour de force debut about a campus murder for readers of Donna Tartt, Meg Wolitzer, and Jeffrey Eugenides
When Charlie, Georgia and Alice arrive at Harvard, they’re anticipating the kind of college experience that only the Ivy League can offer. An elite and revered institution, the school’s every course, social event and ritual is infused with the promise of future success and happiness, and these years will mark their entry into the lives they’d always imagined for themselves.
Charlie, an earnest scholar at odds with his blue collar upbringing, has fallen for Georgia, the beautiful, elusive daughter of a famous artist and provocateur. Alice is a dark, striking and complicated young woman who arrived at college to escape from her Serbian immigrant family, and while she sees Georgia as a rival, the girls’ mutual fascination for one another fuels a tumultuous but fierce friendship. When Georgia begins meeting with a mysterious new lover, Charlie and Alice find themselves allied, and are determined to uncover the secrets that she’s keeping from them.
Then, right before graduation, a classmate is found murdered on campus and Rufus Storrow, a charismatic but controversial professor whose presence has loomed large in all three friends’ lives, is suspected of the crime. Over the course of the next ten years, as Charlie, Georgia, and Alice grapple with new phases of adulthood, they cannot forget the event that marked their youth and spurred the rift that would tear their friendship apart. As they witness the unraveling of a beloved teacher’s life, they must also reckon with their own deceits and shortcomings, each desperately in search of the truth and the chance to be forgiven.
A relentless, provocative, keenly intelligent novel about promise, disappointment, and the often tenuous bonds of long-term friendship, Bradstreet Gate is the auspicious debut of a tremendously talented new writer.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:50 -0400)
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