The Uses of Enchantment

The Uses of Enchantment

A Novel

Paperback - 2008
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One Autumn day in 1985, sixteen-year-old Mary Veal vanishes from her Massachusetts prep school. A few weeks later she reappears unharmed and with little memory of what happened to her--or at least little that she is willing to share. nbsp;Was Mary abducted, or did she fake her disappearance?nbsp;This question haunts Mary's family, her psychologist, even Mary herself.nbsp;Weaving together three narratives, The Uses of Enchantment conjures a spell in which the hallucinatory power of a young woman's sexuality, and her desire to wield it, has devastating consequences for all involved.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2008.
Edition: Anchor Books trade paperback
ISBN: 9781400078110
Characteristics: 356 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jun 21, 2010

I didn't particularly care for this book - it had great potential, but the characters all seemed to have the same snooty attitude and they didn't seem to be much different in personality at all. There were many typos/errors that should have been caught in editing. I won't likely read anything else by this author - I was disappointed.

AD_Library Aug 22, 2009

Really interesting reading... but an odd style of story telling.


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