SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE`One of the most poetic novels of the year` NEW STATESMANHow far would you go to belong? Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in an ex-commune beside a lake in the beautiful, austere backwoods of northern Minnesota. The other girls at school call Linda `Freak`, or `Commie`. Her parents mostly leave her to her own devices, whilst the other inhabitants have grown up and moved on. So when the perfect family - mother, father and their little boy, Paul - move into the cabin across the lake, Linda insinuates her way into their orbit. She begins to babysit Paul and feels welcome, that she finally has a place to belong. Yet something isn`t right. Drawn into secrets she doesn`t understand, Linda must make a choice. But how can a girl with no real knowledge of the world understand what the consequences will be?
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