Book of the Month Club - IndieNext Pick - Nylon's Debut Book Club PickThe story of two girls and the wild year that will cost one her life, and define the other's for decades.Everything about fifteen-year-old Cat's new town in rural Michigan is lonely and off-kilter until she meets her neighbor, the manic, beautiful, pill-popping Marlena. Cat is quickly drawn into Marlena's orbit and as she catalogues a litany of firsts--first drink, first cigarette, first kiss, first pill--Marlena's habits harden and calcify. Within the year, Marlena is dead, drowned in six inches of icy water in the woods nearby. Now, decades later, when a ghost from that pivotal year surfaces unexpectedly, Cat must try again to move on, even as the memory of Marlena calls her back.Told in a haunting dialogue between past and present, Julie Buntin's Marlena is an unforgettable story of the friendships that shape us beyond reason and the ways it might be possible to pull oneself back from the brink.
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Picador USA
- ISBN-13: 9781250160157
- ISBN: 1250160154
- Publication Year: 2018
- Edition: Reprint