By Katie Crouch
Not due to the fact Donna Tartt's The mystery History has a singular this intoxicating captured the headiness and darkish temptations of college existence.
The outdated Etruscan urban of Grifonia swarms with year-abroad students—thousands of them from in every single place. Ostensibly, they have come to review. yet rather they're the following to reinvent themselves, to shuck their identities and greenback constraints faraway from the watchful eyes of oldsters and others who understand them too good. there is a cause Henry James's younger girls went to Europe with chaperones. latest younger women don't.
In Abroad, the bestselling novelist Katie Crouch—whose Girls in Trucks brilliantly portrayed the cruelties of postcollege manhattan lifestyles on a Southern lady attempting to make her way—tears a narrative from foreign headlines and transforms it right into a page-turning parable of recent girlhood, choked with longing and reckless habit. because the heroine (and the reader) of Abroad will quickly notice, Grifonia is a urban full of harmful secrets and techniques of many types: historical, everlasting, infernal. "Prepare to have your center damaged whereas guffawing out loud at this breathtaking, scathingly sardonic novel," wrote People magazine's reviewer approximately Crouch's Men and Dogs. "From her commencing line. . . Crouch grabs you and not shall we go." In Abroad, Crouch's captivating skills are back on complete display.
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Abroad: A Novel by Katie Crouch