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The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Fu, Kim
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Coming of Age
  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in
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From The Publisher*

"An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans-even young girls-can do." -Kirkus Reviews

A gripping, evocative novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp-and the night that will shape their lives for decades to come

A group of young girls descends on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets and camp songs by the fire. Bursting with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore follows these five girls-Nita, Kayla, Isabel, Dina and Siobhan-through and beyond this fateful trip. We see the survivors through the successes and failures, loves and heartbreaks of their teen and adult years, and we come to understand how a tragedy can alter the lives it touches in innumerable ways. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves-and the pasts we can't escape.

Review Quote*"[Fu] is a propulsive storyteller, using clear and cutting prose to move seamlessly through time… In the one-way glass of the novel, we watch the girls of Forevermore from a series of angles, in all their private anguishes. We lean closer, unable to turn away."
Review Quote*"Fu precisely renders the banal humiliations of childhood, the chilling steps humans take to survive, and the way time warps memory."
Review Quote*"A sensitive, evocative exploration of how the past threads itself through our lives, reemerging in unexpected ways. Kim Fu skillfully measures how long and loudly one formative moment can reverberate."
Review Quote*"Fu offers an unblinking view of the social and emotional survival of the fittest that all too often marks the female coming of age."
Review Quote*"These portraits of sisterhood, motherhood, daughterhood, wifehood, girlfriendhood, independent womanhood, and other female-identified-hoods sing and groan and scream with complexity and nuance, and they make me want to read her next ten books."
Review Quote*"To say this is a story of survival is too simple . . . . Fu avoids the obvious and tidy, allowing us to imagine what happens next."
Review Quote*"Forevermore is the first truly great novel I've read in 2018... As intricately fashioned and as bold-hearted as books by novelists who've been publishing for decades."
Review Quote*"I loved it for its portrayal of each of the girls. . .and for showing that a single incident can colour your entire life."
Review Quote*"A thoroughly entertaining, complex novel full of intricate insights into human nature."