Amy and IsabelleeBook - 2000
In her stunning first novel, Amy and Isabelle , Elizabeth Strout evokes a teenager's alienation from her distant mother--and a parent's rage at the discovery of her daughter's sexual secrets. In most ways, Isabelle and Amy are like any mother and her 16-year-old daughter, a fierce mix of love and loathing exchanged in their every glance. That they eat, sleep, and work side by side in the gossip-ridden mill town of Shirley Falls only increases the tension. And just when it appears things can't get any worse, Amy's sexuality begins to unfold, causing a vast and icy rift between mother and daughter that will remain unbridgeable unless Isabelle examines her own secretive and shameful past.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2000
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 303 p. ; 21 cm