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Sophie (Paperback)

Author:  Guy Burt
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345446593
ISBN-13: 9780345446596
Sku: 33757791
Publish Date: 7/1/2003
Pages:  224
Age Range:  NA
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An eerie and disturbing new novel by the acclaimed author of The Hole.
From the Publisher:
“[Sophie] combines the creepy narrative power of a young William Golding with the disturbingly accurate memory of what it is like to be a child. . . . So good that one can only wonder what [Burt] will do next.”
—The Times (London)

In a dark room of a dilapidated house, as a storm rages outside, Matthew lights a candle and places it in the center of the floor. Its light spreads across the wall and illuminates Sophie, tied up in a chair facing him. She is frightened, fearful of what he might do next. But for now, it seems, all Matthew wants to do is talk. Talk about the events of nearly twenty years ago, about their strange childhood, and about the summer when Sophie grew up and everything changed . . . forever.

Young Mattie and Sophie lived in a world seemingly without constraints. Their cold mother barely paid attention to her children. Their father, a mere shadow in their lives, was never home. So Mattie and Sophie had the run of the gardens and the woods beyond. They played youthful games, but Sophie was extraordinarily intelligent, a fact she took great pains to hide from her teachers, so as not to stand out. Sophie was everything to Mattie, and he worshiped her. He wanted to know her secrets, the things that went on inside her brilliant mind. But Sophie was changing. And the summer before she went away to boarding school, the things she had worked so hard to conceal would come spilling out—and Mattie would have to live with the shocking consequences.

Now he’s all grown up, too, and Matthew wants answers to the questions that still darken his mind—no matter what the cost. . . .Twenty years after dark secrets had ended their idyllic childhood, Mattie and Sophie reunite in in their old house to play a game designed to force to the surface the memories and traumatic events that destroyed their happiness.
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Matthew and his sister Sophie had a childhood that seemed idyllic. But years later, Matthew needs to know some truths from his sister. They return to the house where they spent those happy years--or were they so happy? Why did they end as they did? And can Matthew force Sophie to tell him what really happened?

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Ballantine Books
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