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Lucy has always had a volatile marriage, one marked with frequent splits and reconciliations. So when she takes her two young children, May and Eden, and walks out on her husband, no one expects it will be for good. Until she flees England for America.
In the serene, sunbathed California landscape, Lucy, May, and Eden begin to believe that this new country might offer them a chance to reconnect. But when they settle in the Parvati Ashram, what first seemed idyllic threatens to sever their already tenuous family ties.
Like most outsiders, May views the ashram as a cult, but her mother sees it as a place of healing and salvation.
As Lucy is taken deeper into the confidence of their leader, May’s initial defences are broken down by her friendship with the manipulative proselyte, Sati. Thoughts of England slowly begin to disappear as they settle into their new reality, where blind faith challenges human decency, testing the family’s loyalties and asking if a less-than-perfect but real life is better than a vacuous ideal.
About the Author
Galaxy Craze received a BA from Barnard College and attended the NYU creative writing program on a full scholarship from The New York Times. Born in London, she currently lives in New York City.
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- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat (July 22, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0802170544
- ISBN-13: 978-0802170545
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