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Published to great international acclaim, Galaxy Craze's best-selling debut, By the Shore, launched a young actress into literary fame. In clear and sparkling prose, her novel evokes a fragile, bittersweet world of youth on the cusp of adulthood and captures perfectly the hopes and hurts of childhood (The New York Times Book Review). Twelve-year-old May lives in a less than thriving oceanfront bed-and-breakfast run by her single mother. Her life is filled with the frustrations and promise of youth, complicated by a loving if distracted young mother who strives to care for her two children without forfeiting fun and passion. May puts her faith in the things that elude her - her absent father, the London city life left behind, the acceptance of the popular girls who have boyfriends -- and wonders if her life will ever change. When a kindly writer and his glamorous editor come to lodge in the weeks before Christmas, opportunities are in the air. But then May's playboy father, estranged from the family for years, drops in and threatens to freeze the delicate new possibilities stirring in all their lives.
April 04, 2000
5.51 X 8.22 X 0.64 inches | 0.61 pounds
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About the Author
Galaxy Craze is the author of the novels The Last Princess; Tiger, Tiger; and By the Shore, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and winner of the Betty Trask Award in her native England. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two children.