The Glitter Scene

The Glitter Scene

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn{u2019}t until Ulla tells her the local lore about the American girl and the tragedy that took place more than thirty years before that Johanna begins to question how her parents fit into the story. She sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father. In the process of opening closed doors, others in the community reflect back on the town{u2019}s history, on their youth, and on the dreams that play in their minds. Soon a new story emerges, that stirs up Johanna{u2019}s greatest fears, but ultimately leads to the answers she is searching for.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, c2010.
ISBN: 9781590514207
1590514203
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Tucker, Katarina Emilie
Summary: Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn{u2019}t until Ulla tells her the local lore about the American girl and the tragedy that took place more than thirty years before that Johanna begins to question how her parents fit into the story. She sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father. In the process of opening closed doors, others in the community reflect back on the town{u2019}s history, on their youth, and on the dreams that play in their minds. Soon a new story emerges, that stirs up Johanna{u2019}s greatest fears, but ultimately leads to the answers she is searching for.

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