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Pull Me Under

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780374238582
Author(s): Kelly Luce
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Dimensions: 140 x 23 x 211 (w x l x h)
Pages: 272

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A searing debut novel from one of the most imaginative minds in fictionChizuru Akitani is the twelve-year-old daughter of the famous violinist and Japanese Living National Treasure Hiro Akitani. Overweight and hafu (her mother is white), she is tormented by her classmates and targeted by the most relentless bully of them all, Tomoya Yu. When Chizuru s mother dies suddenly her father offers her no comfort and she is left feeling alone and unmoored. At school, her bully s cruelty intensifies, and in a moment of blind rage, Chizuru grabs a Morimoto letter opener from her teacher s desk and fatally stabs Tomoya Yu in the neck.For the next seven years, Chizuru is institutionalized. Her father visits her just twice before ultimately disowning her. Upon release, Chizuru flees Japan for a new identity and life in the United States. Determined to outrun her murderous past, she renames herself Rio, graduates from nursing school, marries a loving man, and soon has a daughter. But when a mysterious package arrives on her doorstep in Boulder, Colorado, announcing the death of her father, Rio feels compelled to return to Japan for the first time in twenty years, leaving her husband and her daughter confused and bereft. Going back to her homeland, and to the scene of her complicated past, feels like stepping into a strange and familiar dream. When she unexpectedly reconnects with Miss Danny, who had been her beloved teacher at the time of the stabbing, long-kept se
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