Anita Shreve
Eden Close

After many years away, Andrew returns to his hometown to attend his mother's funeral. He plans to remain only a few days, but is drawn into the tragic legacy of his childhood friend, the beautiful Eden Close. An adoptee, Eden had learned to avoid the mother who did not want her and to please the father who did. Andrew recalls the night he was awakened by gunshots and screams from the next farm: Mr. Close was killed and Eden blinded. Now, seventeen years later, Andrew begins to uncover the grisly story - to unravel the layers of thwarted love between the husband, wife and tormented girl. As the truth about Eden's past comes to light, so too does Andrew's strange and blinding attachment to the girl herself. "Its insights are keen, its language measured and haunting." (New York Times Book Review)

Pages: 265

Published: 1990

Price: 180THB