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The Ophelia Girls

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A mother's secret past and her daughter's present collide in this richly atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of The Animals at Lockwood Manor.

In the summer of 1973, Ruth and her four friends were obsessed with pre-Raphaelite paintings—and a little be obsessed with each other. Drawn to the cold depths of the river by Ruth's house, the girls pretend to be the drowning Ophelia, with increasingly elaborate tableaus. But by the end of that fateful summer, real tragedy finds them along the banks.
Twenty-four years later, Ruth returns to the suffocating, once grand house she grew up in, the mother of young twins and seventeen-year-old Maeve. Joining the family in the country is Stuart, Ruth's childhood friend, who is quietly insinuating himself into their lives and gives Maeve the attention she longs for. She is recently in remission, unsure of her place in the world now that she is cancer-free. Her parents just want her to be an ordinary teenage girl. But what teenage girl is ordinary?
Alternating between the two fateful summers, The Ophelia Girls is a suspense-filled exploration of mothers and daughters, illicit desire, and the perils and power of being a young woman.


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Publisher: HMH Books Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780358449898
  • File size: 303919 KB
  • Release date: August 10, 2021
  • Duration: 10:33:09

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  • ISBN: 9780358449898
  • File size: 303952 KB
  • Release date: August 10, 2021
  • Duration: 10:38:05
  • Number of parts: 9

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A mother's secret past and her daughter's present collide in this richly atmospheric novel from the acclaimed author of The Animals at Lockwood Manor.

In the summer of 1973, Ruth and her four friends were obsessed with pre-Raphaelite paintings—and a little be obsessed with each other. Drawn to the cold depths of the river by Ruth's house, the girls pretend to be the drowning Ophelia, with increasingly elaborate tableaus. But by the end of that fateful summer, real tragedy finds them along the banks.
Twenty-four years later, Ruth returns to the suffocating, once grand house she grew up in, the mother of young twins and seventeen-year-old Maeve. Joining the family in the country is Stuart, Ruth's childhood friend, who is quietly insinuating himself into their lives and gives Maeve the attention she longs for. She is recently in remission, unsure of her place in the world now that she is cancer-free. Her parents just want her to be an ordinary teenage girl. But what teenage girl is ordinary?
Alternating between the two fateful summers, The Ophelia Girls is a suspense-filled exploration of mothers and daughters, illicit desire, and the perils and power of being a young woman.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HMH Books
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780358449898
    File size: 303919 KB
    Release date: August 10, 2021
    Duration: 10:33:09

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780358449898
    File size: 303952 KB
    Release date: August 10, 2021
    Duration: 10:38:05
    Number of parts: 9

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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