BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide. When fifteen-year-old Lydia Pasternakas popular older brother Danny disappears late one summer night, she unwillingly becomes a celebrity in her community and an afterthought to her bereaved parents. In Dannyas absence, Lydia blossoms from a bookish outcast to the center of attention, all while grappling with her grudging grief for a brother she never particularly liked. When an intriguing private investigator enters the picture, Lydia finds herself drawn into the search for clues to Dannyas whereabouts. The shocking end to that trail of cluesaan end that Lydia never prepares forawill haunt her for the rest of her life. An authentic and at times surprisingly funny dissection of public and private grief, The Local News is an accomplished, affecting debut.aquot;Thata#39;s why ita#39;s making that noise. ... 1 laughed and told him hea#39;d make a good dad. ... 1 studied his profile, the thin sideburns, the tiniest hints of age lines beside his eyes, the spot where the wrinkles would set in in earnest a few years fromanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Local News|
|Publisher||:||Spiegel & Grau - 2009-02-24|