Losing Gemma

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Penguin, Apr 2, 2002 - Fiction - 368 pages
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This is the story of Gemma and me: how I lost her, I suppose. I don't usually tell it to anyone but myself;
I save it for the darkest moments.


Losing Gemma, Katy's Gardners debut novel about adventure,†losing your best friend, and self-discovery,†has been translates into twelve languages and†compared to Alex Garland's breakthrough novel, The Beach, among many others. This time, the backpacking heroes are girls. What makes Losing Gemma truly unforgettable,†is the read itself; it's an impossibly suspenseful novel that's as gripping as it is psychologically rich. Two young women have gone looking for adventure, backpacking through Indiabut only one returns. The other one believes it's all her fault. And the mystery behind what really happened during their fateful visit to a secluded shrine compels the reader forward to a page-turning conclusion that's shocking, strange, and haunting.
 

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LOSING GEMMA

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Two young Brits go backpacking in India, but only one comes back.With all the arrogance and lack of planning that makes life in your early 20s so messy, a pair of British girls who have been friends ... Read full review

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User Review  - lenoreva - LibraryThing

A backpacker thriller with a twist I didn't expect. Not as engaging as "The Beach" or as funny as "Are you experienced?", but good enough to convince me not to go to India until I can afford to do it first class. Read full review

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Katy Gardner is a graduate of Cambridge University, and received a Ph.D. from The London School of Economics. She is currently a senior lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Losing Gemma is her first novel.

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