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The Burning Girl

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
A Vogue Top 10 Book of the Year.

A bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship from the New York Times best-selling author of The Woman Upstairs.

Julia Robinson and Cassie Burnes have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge: while Julia comes from a stable, happy middle-class family, Cassie never knew her father, who died when she was an infant, and has an increasingly tempestuous relationship with her single mother, Bev. When Bev becomes involved with the mysterious Anders Shute, Cassie feels cruelly abandoned. Disturbed, angry and desperate for answers, she sets out on a journey that will put her own life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship.

Compact, compelling and ferociously sad, The Burning Girl is at once a story about childhood, friendship and community and a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about childhood and friendship. Claire Messud brilliantly mixes folklore and bildungsroman, exploring the ways in which our made-up stories and their consequences become real.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2018 : UK Hardback

Title: The Burning Girl
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4448-3680-3 / 978-1-4448-3680-6 (UK edition)
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Title: The Burning Girl
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-7088-9863-7 / 978-0-7088-9863-5 (UK edition)
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Burning Girl (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Claire Messud
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August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Burning Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Messud
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Burning Girl (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-4328-5238-8 / 978-1-4328-5238-2 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Burning Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 0-393-35605-1 / 978-0-393-35605-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Burning Girl
Author(s): Claire Messud
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Burning Girl
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ISBN: 0-7088-9862-9 / 978-0-7088-9862-8 (UK edition)
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Title: The Burning Girl
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August 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Burning Girl, The
Author(s): Claire Messud
ISBN: 1-5019-6509-3 / 978-1-5019-6509-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Burning Girl
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Title: The Burning Girl
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