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Author Wolitzer, Meg.

Title Surrender, Dorothy : a novel / Meg Wolitzer.

Published New York : Scribner, c1999.


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 UniM Bail  813.54 WOLITZE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 224 p. ; 23 cm.
Summary Every August since college, Sara, Adam, Maddy, and Peter have shared the same summer house on the eastern shore of Long Island. The shining light of the crowd has always been Sara, a young woman with an allure that causes women to confide in her and men to fall in love with her. But then tragedy occurs and the overriding question becomes: Who owns this broken girl now, her mother or her closest friends? For this tight clan of young people, still dumbly caught in that nebula of their late twenties and early thirties, Sara's death forces them to rethink their notion of what it means to be a friend, what it means to grow up, and, finally, what it means to be mortal.
At its most introspective and moving center, however, Surrender, Dorothy is the story of what happens to Natalie, Sara's mother. This mother-daughter relationship was of such closeness that they'd become a kind of couple - a couple that told each other everything. But in the wake of the accident, Natalie is forced to realize that when a child dies, there is only one truth: You can't get over it, ever, but still you have a life to live.
Subject Mothers and daughters -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction.
Traffic accidents -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction.
Young women -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction.
Children -- Death -- Fiction.
Gay men -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction.
Friendship -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Conflict of generations -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 0684848449