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"Waiting On" Wednesday (#63) Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

10/15/2014

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm picking:
Fig by
Expected publication: April 7th 2015 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22460399-fig?ac=1


From Goodreads: 
Love and sacrifice intertwine in this brilliant and provocative debut of rare beauty about a girl dealing with her mother’s schizophrenia and her own mental illness.

Fig’s world lies somewhere between reality and fantasy.

But as she watches Mama slowly come undone, it becomes hard to tell what is real and what is not, what is fun and what is frightening. To save Mama, Fig begins a fierce battle to bring her back. She knows that her daily sacrifices, like not touching metal one day or avoiding water the next, are the only way to cure Mama.

The problem is that in the process of a daily sacrifice, Fig begins to lose herself as well, increasingly isolating herself from her classmates and engaging in self-destructive behavior that only further sets her apart.

Spanning the course of Fig’s childhood from age six to nineteen, this deeply provocative novel is more than a portrait of a mother, a daughter, and the struggle that comes with all-consuming love. It is an acutely honest and often painful portrayal of life with mental illness and the lengths to which a young woman must go to handle the ordeals—real or imaginary—thrown her way.


Why I'm Waiting:
I look forward to debut books so much, and this one looks so good.  Heartbreaking, but so beautiful.


4 comments:

  1. That's a new to me one! Not sure it's my kind of read but still hope you enjoy it!

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  2. Wow, this one sounds really intense! I hadn't heard of it before, so thanks for sharing!

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  3. WOW - I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I have to check out these new reads! I'm now following you via gfc, Hope you check out my blog? keep in touch love x

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