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Author: Chris Bohjalian
A heartbreaking, wildly inventive, and moving novel narrated by a teenage runaway, from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls.
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is
the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of
ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a
nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had experienced a
cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed.
Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown
may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of
people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests
are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most
hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the
social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on
her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the
floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for
herself an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson.
When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects
him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But she still can't outrun
her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever and so she comes up
with the only plan that she can.
A story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is one of Chris Bohjalian’s finest novels to date breathtaking, wise, and utterly transporting.
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Doubleday (July 8, 2014)
Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HTMBEN4