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Katie Crouch

The city of Grifonia, Italy, is swarming with secrets—thousands of years of dark, murderous secrets. Taz, a British student who has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls—the B4—who turn her quaint fantasies into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and love. Abroad is a chilling parable of modern girlhood from an author who “from her opening line . . . grabs you and never lets go” (People). Not since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History have we been treated to such an addictive tale of tumultuous adolescence. We see Taz scared and alone, but hungry for new experience and piqued by the thrill of living abroad. We see her roommate, the plainspoken American Claire, who worries about Taz’s motives and expresses sincere concern for her safety—but everything changes when they fall for the same man. And then there’s what we don’t see—the perils that lurk around the corner. We don’t see the secrets that friends—and lovers—keep from one another. And we don’t see the force that is bigger than Taz, bigger than her friends and loves, a force that seems to be propelling them all toward a dark, awful end. Inspired by real events but tackled with grace and sharpness by a master storyteller, this is Katie Crouch at her finest.

The city of Grifonia, Italy, is swarming with secrets—thousands of years of dark, murderous secrets. Taz, a British student who has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls—the B4—who turn her quaint fantasies into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and love. Abroad is a chilling parable of modern girlhood from an author who “from her opening line . . . grabs you and never lets go” (People). Not since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History have we been treated to such an addictive tale of tumultuous adolescence. We see Taz scared and alone, but hungry for new experience and piqued by the thrill of living abroad. We see her roommate, the plainspoken American Claire, who worries about Taz’s motives and expresses sincere concern for her safety—but everything changes when they fall for the same man. And then there’s what we don’t see—the perils that lurk around the corner. We don’t see the secrets that friends—and lovers—keep from one another. And we don’t see the force that is bigger than Taz, bigger than her friends and loves, a force that seems to be propelling them all toward a dark, awful end. Inspired by real events but tackled with grace and sharpness by a master storyteller, this is Katie Crouch at her finest.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The city of Grifonia, Italy, is swarming with secrets—thousands of years of dark, murderous secrets. Taz, a British student who has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls—the B4—who turn her quaint fantasies into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and love. Abroad is a chilling parable of modern girlhood from an author who “from her opening line . . . grabs you and never lets go” (People). Not since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History have we been treated to such an addictive tale of tumultuous adolescence. We see Taz scared and alone, but hungry for new experience and piqued by the thrill of living abroad. We see her roommate, the plainspoken American Claire, who worries about Taz’s motives and expresses sincere concern for her safety—but everything changes when they fall for the same man. And then there’s what we don’t see—the perils that lurk around the corner. We don’t see the secrets that friends—and lovers—keep from one another. And we don’t see the force that is bigger than Taz, bigger than her friends and loves, a force that seems to be propelling them all toward a dark, awful end. Inspired by real events but tackled with grace and sharpness by a master storyteller, this is Katie Crouch at her finest.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Heather O'Neill

Length:

10h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

33:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

31:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:28