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. Was Mary abducted, or did she fake her disappearance? This question haunts Mary's family, her psychologist, even Mary herself. 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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