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Make Believe

Make Believe

A Novel

“This is a compelling story that will leave readers haunted by Scott’s powerful moral vision.” — Publishers’ Weekly

When four-year-old Bo is orphaned in the car accident that kills his mother, he becomes the focus of a fierce custody struggle and flees into himself–away from the sea of strangers–where he inhabits an eerie inner landscape.

The world of “make believe” into which we are drawn in this remarkable novel–hailed for both its lyrical prose and its profound dramatic and emotional intensity–is the world of four-year-old Bo, cast adrift in a sea of strangers as he becomes the focus of a fierce custody battle between two sets of grandparents, one black and one white.

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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Family Life

On Sale: February 20th 2001

Price: $17.99 / $22.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 272

ISBN-13: 9780316776660

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Reader Reviews


"Joanna Scott is the absolute cream of our generation."—David Foster Wallace,
"Gripping . . . Scott keeps the narrative tension high throughout."—Starr E. Smith, Library Journal
"A risk-taking book . . . Scott just keeps getting better."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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