The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

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Baker & Taylor
Exploring the complex and contradictory human desire for freedom and flight, and safety and security, this vivid novel draws on the themes of Barrie's classic Peter Pan as it explores the experiences of a modern-day Wendy and five generations of daughters--the "lost girls." By the author of My Sister from the Black Lagoon. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Wendy has long heard the family legend - madness strikes the Darling women at a certain age, traditionally after romance visits in the form of an overgrown boy. The Darling girl will fall in love, the boy will desert, and the girl is left on her heels, heartbroken and flirting ever after with lunacy's lure. Wendy knows she should be grateful for her childhood adventure, but instead she finds herself adrift; resenting the heartache-turned-eccentricity of her mother; envious of the oddball antics of her Great-Nana; and consumed by the mystery of her grandmother Jane, whose disappearance following her own youthful romance remains unsolved.
When Wendy falls in love with Freeman, an exuberant and irreverant man-child himself, she finds herself perpetuating the pattern she thought she had missed. And then along comes her daughter, Berry, the precocious but sullen child with the eyes of a sage. When it is Berry's time to go off to The Neverland, Wendy, like so many mothers before her, questions who she has become. Is she "barking mad"? Is Berry?

Baker
& Taylor

Exploring the contradictory human desire for freedom and flight, and safety and security, a novel drawing on the themes of "Peter Pan" explores the experiences of a modern-day Wendy and five generations of daughters--the "lost girls."

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004
ISBN: 9780743217903
074321790X
Branch Call Number: F FOX
Characteristics: xi, 274 p. ; 22 cm

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