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The False Friend

Myla Goldberg

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Description:

From the bestselling author of Bee Season comes an astonishingly complex psychological drama with a simple setup: two eleven-year-old girls, best friends and fierce rivals, go into the woods. Only one comes out . . . Leaders of a mercurial clique of girls, Celia and Djuna reigned mercilessly over their three followers. One after­noon, they decided to walk home along a forbidden road. Djuna disappeared, and for twenty years Celia blocked out how it happened. The lie Celia told to conceal her misdeed became the accepted truth: everyone assumed Djuna had been abducted, though neither she nor her abductor was ever found. Celia's unconscious avoidance of this has meant that while she and her longtime boyfriend, Huck, are professionally successful, they've been unable to move forward, their relationship falling into a rut that threatens to bury them both. Celia returns to her hometown to confess the truth, but her family and childhood friends don't believe her. Huck wants to be supportive, but his love can't blind him to all that contra­dicts Celia's version of the past. Celia's desperate search to understand what happened to Djuna has powerful consequences. A deeply resonant and emotionally charged story, The False Friend explores the adults that children become-leading us to question the truths that we accept or reject, as well as the lies to which we succumb. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:49


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:56


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:40


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:58


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:53


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:27


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:01


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:56


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:55


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:52


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:40


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:26


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:06


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:33


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:38


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:04