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In Dark Water

The Ballantine
Publishing Group


First hardcover edition:
August 1998

First Paperback Edition:
May 1999

 

“When her adored teenage brother David is killed in a motorcycle accident in 1958, 10-year-old Eudora Buell’s life changes in a dramatic way. Bewildered by her mother’s intensifying depression and desperately in need of understanding, Eudora assumes the persona of a hard ridin’, lone wanderin’ cowboy and sets off on her own from her family’s tiny community in upstate New York…Blakeslee brilliantly portrays the devastation wrought by compounded losses. And Dorrie, tenacious, vulnerable and intelligent, is real in a way that engenders true tenderness of feeling. Profoundly moving, this beautifully written novel reflects the often conflicted but uniquely special connection between mother and daughter even under the most trying circumstances.”

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