Emily A.

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Bitter in the Mouth: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981322
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 9th, 2011

The reader grows along with Linda, the synesthetic protagonist, learning how to sort out the flavors from their corresponding words as this novel progresses. Themes of abandonment, alienation within the family, and fear of discovery provide a strong bond between Linda and her favorite uncle, but an equal strength surfaces in the relationship with her best friend and the power of the written word. Attention to detail in word selection and emotional nuance made this an astonishingly good read.