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The Secret (Paperback)

Author:  Eva Hoffman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345465369
ISBN-13: 9780345465368
Sku: 35237624
Publish Date: 4/23/2007
Pages:  272
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Iris Surrey has a secret.
Iris Surrey "is a secret.
An only child, Iris lives with her mother in a rambling house in a small midwestern town. Her mother is everything: provider, confidante, friend. But at seventeen, Iris begins to question their nearly symbiotic relationship--and the noticeable lack of others in their sheltered world. Where is Iris's father? Where are her grandparents? What is her mother keeping from her? When she stumbles upon the explosive truth, Iris begins a monumental journey of self-discovery--one that will throw everything she has ever known into turmoil.
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Iris Surrey has a secret.

Iris Surrey is a secret.

An only child, Iris lives with her mother in a rambling house in a small midwestern town. Her mother is everything: provider, confidante, friend. But at seventeen, Iris begins to question their nearly symbiotic relationship—and the noticeable lack of others in their sheltered world. Where is Iris’s father? Where are her grandparents? What is her mother keeping from her? When she stumbles upon the explosive truth, Iris begins a monumental journey of self-discovery—one that will throw everything she has ever known into turmoil.

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New York Review of Books
"The plot--young girl grows up and struggles to find her own identity--is familiar, but in most examples the writer reflects upon the reality we know, not the one we imagine. This gives Hoffman's characters their ambiguity. They are and they are not like us....A brave venture for a writer whose known and acknowledged forte has been her ability to study and convey the historical moment....First as a Jew in Poland, then as an immigrant in the US, Hoffman learned how the outsider can appear and be made to feel a monster and what adjustments, at what sacrifice, have to be made to finally belong to and be accepted by society. In THE SECRET it is not history that has created such a situation, but science. Whatever the cause, she understands the situation and gives us an account of it that is affecting." - Anita Desai 12/19/2002
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Ballantine Books
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