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  • ISBN: 9780771009334 (hardcover) :
  • Physical Description: 342 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : McClelland & Stewart, 2017.

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"Brazil, 1962: A young woman walks into the waters off a crowded beach and vanishes. A year later, her family - the once-golden family of their privileged little community - prepares to leave behind the seeming paradise of Brazil in the wake of their eldest daughter's presumed drowning. As they attend a series of goodbye parties and count down the days to their departure, we are taken into the heart of a family whose many charms belie more troubling truths. There is the family's charismatic father, whose emotional extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who made a mistake that has shattering consequences for the family she meant to protect; and their two remaining daughters, both on the precipice of joining the adult world with all its secrets and lies. Then there is the lost daughter herself, a woman undone by her attempts to grasp at happiness. With settings ranging from the opulence of the legendary Copacabana Club to the poverty of Rio's fishing villages, this sensual and beautifully written novel reveals the soul of a family living in the shadow of tragedy, one poised on the brink of a new life, if only they could make peace with the past." -- From publisher.
Subject: Upper class families > Brazil > Rio de Janeiro > Fiction.
Absence and presumption of death > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Mental illness > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) > Fiction.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Canadian fiction.

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