The False FriendLarge Print - 2011
As children, Celia and Djuna reigned mercilessly over their schoolgirl followers. One afternoon, they decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia has blocked out the actual events of that day. The lie Celia told to conceal her misdeed became the accepted truth: everyone assumed Djuna had been abducted. But Celia's sub-conscious knows and has rendered her unable to move forward in her relationship with her boyfriend, Huck. When at last the memories come crashing down around Celia, she returns to her hometown to confess, but no one believes her. Huck wants to be supportive, but even his love can't blind him to all that contradicts Celia's version of the past. Uncovering the truth will have powerful consequences in this deeply resonant and emotionally charged story in which best-selling author Myla Goldberg explores the adults that children become, the truths that we accept or reject, and the lies to which we succumb.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
Edition: Center Point Large Print ed.
Characteristics: 285 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.