From the Publisher:
sixteen-year-old Faith Duckle in this audacious and darkly funny
tale as she moves through the difficult journey from the schoolyard
to the harlequin world of the circus. At fifteen, Faith was lured
under the bleachers by a bunch of boys at a football game and raped.
Now, almost a year later, a newly thin Faith is haunted by her past,
and by the cruel, flippant ghost of her formerly fat self, who is
bent on revenge.
quest for retribution eventually compels Faith to violence, forcing
her to flee home in search of the only friend she hasa troubled
but caring busboy named Charlie, who is the lover of a sideshow
performerand to tumble into the colorful, transient world
of the circus. But as she leaves her old life behind and dives headfirst
into a world of adult passions and dreams, mercurial allegiances,
and exhilarating self-discovery (while paying considerable dues
with a shovel in the elephant tent), Faith ultimately begins to
discover who she is and all that she is capable of. Wonder When
You'll Miss Me combines tender wit with page-turning energy
and characters as original as they are memorable. By turns harrowing
and poignant, lyrical and hilarious, it is a vibrant, compelling
novel readers won't forget.
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