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"This book brings you face to face with the battles of finding yourself through lifes twists and turns. If you loved the movie, the book goes into much greater detail about Astrid and her foster homes as well as the grip her mother has on her."
Nakita Resto - Books-A-Million, Hampton, VA
A bestselling first novel about a young woman growing up the hard way, this is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, and the search for love and identity. When a woman murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life, her daughter must navigate a new reality--that of a series of foster homes, each its own universe, each with its own limits and dangers. "A ferocious, risk-loving novel."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review."
- ISBN-13: 9780316284950
- ISBN-10: 0316284955
- Publisher: Back Bay Books
- Publish Date: May 2000
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
- Page Count: 480