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The Glitter Scene by Monika Fagerholm - Excerpt

The Glitter Scene by Monika Fagerholm - Excerpt

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Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until Ulla tells her the local lore about the American girl and the tragedy that took place more than thirty years before that Johanna begins to question how her parents fit into the story. She sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father. In the process of opening closed doors, others in the community reflect back on the town’s history, on their youth, and on the dreams that play in their minds. Soon a new story emerges, that stirs up Johanna’s greatest fears, but ultimately leads to the answers she is searching for. The Glitter Scene is a riveting mystery that explores the roles of truth and myth, reality and fiction, and the repercussions of family secrets.
Teenage Johanna lives with her aunt Solveig in a small house bordering the forest on the outskirts of a remote coastal town in Finland. She leads a lonely existence that is punctuated by visits to her privileged classmate, Ulla Bäckström, who lives in the nearby luxury gated community. It isn’t until Ulla tells her the local lore about the American girl and the tragedy that took place more than thirty years before that Johanna begins to question how her parents fit into the story. She sets out to unravel her family history, the identity of her mother, and the dark secrets long buried with her father. In the process of opening closed doors, others in the community reflect back on the town’s history, on their youth, and on the dreams that play in their minds. Soon a new story emerges, that stirs up Johanna’s greatest fears, but ultimately leads to the answers she is searching for. The Glitter Scene is a riveting mystery that explores the roles of truth and myth, reality and fiction, and the repercussions of family secrets.

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Publish date: Aug 9, 2011
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Copyright © 2009 Monika FagerholmOriginally published in Swedish as
Glitterscenen
bySöderströms, Finland, in 2009. Published in English byagreement with Salomonsson Agency.Translation Copyright © 2010 Katarina E. TuckerThe translation of this work was supported by a grant from FILIProduction Editor:
Yvonne E. Cárdenas
Book design:
Simon M. Sullivan
This book was set in 12 pt Bodoni BE Lightby Alpha Design & Composition of Pittseld, NH.10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may bereproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording,or by any information storage and retrieval system, withoutwritten permission from Other Press LLC, except in the caseof brief quotations in reviews for inclusion in a magazine,newspaper, or broadcast. Printed in the United States of  America on acid-free paper. For information write to OtherPress LLC, 2 Park Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10016.Or visit our Web site: www.otherpress.com
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Fagerholm, Monika, 1961-[Glitterscenen. English]The glitter scene : a novel / Monika Fagerholm ; translated byKatarina E. Tucker.p. cm.Originally published in Swedish as Glitterscenen by Albert BonniersForlag, Stockholm, c2009. Simultaneously published in Finland.ISBN 978-1-59051-305-7 (trade pbk.) — ISBN 978-1-59051-420-7(e-book) 1. Teenage girls—Fiction. 2. Family secrets—Fiction. 3.Identity (Psychology)—Fiction. 4. Cities and towns—Finland—Fiction.5. Psychological ction. I. Tucker, Katarina Emilie. II. Title.PT9876.16.A4514G5513 2010839.73'74—dc222011013072
publisher’s note:
This is a work of ction. Names, characters, places, andincidents either are the product of the author’s imaginationor are used ctitiously, and any resemblance to actualpersons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirelycoincidental.
 
There is goodness in blue skies and owers, but another  force
a wild pain and decay 
also accompanieseverything.
david lynch
:
 Lynch on Lynch
Orpheus was going to fetch his Eurydice from theunderworld. He loved her so much that the gods whohad taken her there took pity on him. Go down to her and she will follow you, but do not look back, do notturn around until you have come up again. Hold her hand, she will follow you.
johanna’s project earth

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