White Bird in a Blizzard: A Novel
Laura Kasischke's first novel, SUSPICIOUS RIVER, was hailed as "extremely powerful" (The Los Angeles Times) and "amazing...beautifully written" (The Boston Globe). Now Kasischke follows up her auspicious debut with mesmerizing story of youthful passion and loss of innocence.
When Katrina Connors' mother walks out on her family, Kat is surprised but not shocked; the whole year she has been "becoming sixteen" - falling in love with the boy next door, shedding her babyfat, discovering sex - her mother has been slowly withdrawing. As Kat and her impassive father pick up the pieces of their daily lives, she finds herself curiously unaffected by her mother's absence. But in dreams that become too real to ignore, she's haunted by her mother's cries for help. Finally, she must act on her instinct that something violent and evil has occurred - a realization that brings Kat to a chilling discovery.
Like SUSPICIOUS RIVER, which The New Yorker described as "by turns terrifying and ravishingly lyrical," WHITE BIRD BLIZZARD evokes works of Kathryn Harrison and Joyce Carol Oates - and confirms Kasischke's arrival as a major literary talent.
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Review: White Bird in a BlizzardUser Review - Cecilia Solis-sublette - Goodreads
The author does a good job of tapping into the mind of a 16 year old woman. She's annoying by novel's end. While the mystery premise of the novel is interesting, much of the relationships between ... Read full review
Review: White Bird in a BlizzardUser Review - Jill - Goodreads
She writes beautiful, amazing, thought-provoking sentences. The story unfolds in a unique way. I need to read more by this author. Read full review