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Augusta, Gone Martha Tod Dudman

Augusta, Gone

Martha Tod Dudman

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ISBN : 9781615529704
Paperback
256 pages
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Im not telling you where I am. Dont try to find me.Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alices mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them fromMoreIm not telling you where I am. Dont try to find me.Remember Go Ask Alice? Augusta, Gone is the memoir Alices mother never wrote. A single parent, Martha Tod Dudman is sure she is giving her two children the perfect life, sheltering them from the wild tumult of her own youth. But when Augusta turns fifteen, things start to happen: first the cigarette, then the blue pipe and the little bag Augusta says is aspirin. Just talking to her is like sticking your hand in the garbage disposal. Martha doesnt know if shes confronting adolescent behavior, craziness, her own failures as a parent — or all three.Augusta, Gone is the story of a girl who is doing everything to hurt herself and a mother who would try anything to save her. It is a sorrowful tale, but not a tragic one. Though the book charts a harrowing course through the troubled waters of adolescence, hope — that mother and daughter will be reunited and will learn to love one another again — steers them toward a shore of forgiveness and redemption.Written with darkly seductive grace, Augusta, Gone conjures the dangerous thrill of being drawn into the heart of a whirling vortex. This daring book will be admired for its lyricism, applauded for its courage, and remembered for its power. It demands to be read from start to finish, in one breathless sitting.