Shortly before she turns seventeen, Diana Valentine-Bell tries to commit suicide. The summer following this attempt brings her to Charleston, where she is reunited with her half-brother, an aspiring psychoanalyst with bizarre methods. Next door live old money triplets, daughters of a congressman with their own secrets. In this city of hidden histories within a landscape of suffocating foliage and still waters, Diana pursues the real self. ^
Sharon Solwitz, Purdue University.
American literature|Experimental psychology
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