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Mathilda Savitch - Slipcased Edition

Mathilda Savitch - Slipcased Edition

by Victor Lodato

Publisher 4th Estate

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About the book

A fiercely funny and touching debut novel about a girl with a sharp and mischievous voice of her own and her quest to discover the truth about her sisters death

I want to be awful. I want to do awful things and why not? Dull is dull is dull is my life. Like now, its night, not yet time for bed but too late to be outside, and the two of them reading reading reading with their eyes moving like the lights inside a copy machine. When I was helping put the dishes in the washer tonight, I broke a plate. I said sorry Ma it slipped. But it didnt slip, thats how I am sometimes, and I want to be worse. Awful is easy if you make it your one and only.

Fear doesn't come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look right at the things nobody else can bring themselves to mention: for example, the fact that her beloved older sister is dead, pushed in front of a train by a man who is still on the loose. Still, after a year of spying and provocations, she's no closer to the truth about her sister's death than the day it happened. When Mathilda finally cracks her email password, a secret life opens up, one that swiftly draws her into a world of clouded motives and strange emotion. Somewhere in it lies the key to waking her family up from their dream of grief. To cross into that underworld and see what her sister saw, she has to risk everything that matters to her.

Mathilda Savitch is furiously funny, awkward and tender; a compelling page-turner, and the debut of an extraordinary novelistic talent.

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About the Author

Victor Lodato

Victor Lodato is a playwright, poet, and novelist. MATHILDA SAVITCH, his debut, was hailed by The New York Times as “a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel” and was deemed a “Best Book of the Year” by TheChristian Science Monitor,Booklist, and The Globe and Mail.  The novel won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Barnes & Noble Discover Prize, and has been published in sixteen countries. Victor is a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Camargo Foundation (France), and The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy). His short fiction and essays have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times,Granta,and Best American Short Stories. He was born and raised in New Jersey, and currently divides his time between Ashland, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.

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