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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780755395194

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A gloriously rich coming-of-age novel set in southern high society, 1930s America.

My parents sent me away because I wanted too much, wanted badly. And all that want was a dangerous thing…

High in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls is a refuge of privilege in a land devastated by the Depression.

Thea Atwell’s arrival late in the summer season causes a ripple of intrigue and speculation. But even the most scandalous rumour cannot come close to the truth that destroyed her family, and brought her here.

Fearless and unbroken, Thea soon finds that there is no banishment from secrets and temptations. Poised on the brink of adulthood, the events of that year will change the girls of Yonahlossee in ways they will never forget.

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I fell completely under the spell of Anton DiSclafani's amazing first novel and was gripped by its lush and dreamy evocations of Southern decorum, family secrets, and boarding school rituals. DiSclafani is wildly talented, and this is a sexy, suspenseful, gorgeously written book
Curtis Sittenfeld
'DiSclafani's pitch-perfect details of time and place effortlessly drew me into this fantastic novel's authentic and alluring world'
Laura Moriarty, author of THE CHAPERONE
DiSclafani's name is being bandied around in the same breath as The Secret History's Donna Tartt... A clever and compelling coming-of-age novel
Beautiful...steamy...it's a spectacular debut
Adriana Trigiani
Darkly addictive
Exciting, passionate and beautifully vivid
Brilliantly atmospheric