Paperback - 2017
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"From the international bestselling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared comes a spellbinding new novel set in present-day Helsinki about a young woman with a fantastical secret who is trying to solve the mystery of her mother's death. When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood - and the moods of those around her - moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life."--
Publisher: Toronto :, Anansi International,, 2017
ISBN: 9781487001742
Branch Call Number: FIC OKS
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 05, 2017

Painfully endured this to the end. So many characters but very few developed to a point where you might give a hoot about them, nor did most of them add much to the plot lines. l kept hoping something would get neatly resolved, but neither clarity over mom's suicide nor destiny of the surrogate business emerged. Not so, at least to my satisfaction.

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