The Life Before Her Eyes: A Novel
Diana stands before the mirror, preening with her best friend, Maureen. Suddenly, a classmate enters holding a gun, and seventeen-year-old Diana sees her life dance before her eyes. In a moment, the future she was just imagining is sealed by a horrific decision she is forced to make.
The novel takes us through Diana’s uncertain steps into womanhood—her awkward, heated forays into sex, her fresh, fragile construction of an identity, and her equally tenuous steps as an adult, protecting her beloved daughter and holding onto her successful husband.
Laura Kasischke has crafted a story of consciousness that encompasses the truth of a teenager’s world and the profound transformation of that world at midlife. Resonant and deeply stirring, this novel finds piercing beauty in the midst of a nightmare that echoes like a dirge beneath each new spring.
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|Grouping Title||life before her eyes|
|Grouping Author||laura kasischke|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2023-12-01 04:07:51AM|
|Last Indexed||2023-12-01 04:41:36AM|