A Density of Souls

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Miamax, Aug 23, 2000 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A Density of Souls is the story of four high school friends in present-day New Orleans who are torn apart by envy, passion and a secret murder. Meredith, Brandon, Greg and Stephen quickly discover the fragile boundaries between friendship and betrayal as they enter high school and form new allegiances. Brandon and Greg gain popularity as football jocks and Meredith joins the bulimic in-crowd, while Stephen is treated as a outcast and is the target of homophobia in a school that viciously mocks him. Then two violent deaths disrupt the core of what they once shared. Five years later the friends are drawn back together as new facts about their mutual history are revealed and what was held to be a tragic accident is discovered to be murder. A the true story emerges, other secrets begin to unravel and the casual cruelties of high school develop into acts of violence that threaten on entire city. Unputdownable, A Destiny of Souls is a stunning debut novel that lays the darker side of the teenage psyche in modern-day life.

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User Review  - moonshineandrosefire - LibraryThing

Meredith, Brandon, Stephen and Greg were practically inseparable as children; playing hide and seek and constantly riding their bikes together through the New Orleans woods. The four friends shared an ... Read full review

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Didn't grab me, had the vaguest idea of what was going on by the end of the book Read full review

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Christopher Rice was born in Berkeley, California and moved to New Orleans with his parents at the age of ten. He has lived in New York City, where he briefly studied screenwriting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His mother Anne is a novelist and his late father Stan was a poet, painter, and former chairman of the creative writing department at San Francisco State University. Christopher lives in Los Angeles.

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