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Title:
Norma
Author:
Oksanen, Sofi, 1977- author.
Uniform Title:
Norma. English
Edition:
First United States edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017.
Physical Description:
305 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"When Anita Naakka jumps in front of an oncoming train, her daughter, Norma, is left alone with the secret they have spent their lives hiding: Norma has supernatural hair, sensitive to the slightest changes in her mood--and the moods of those around her--moving of its own accord, corkscrewing when danger is near. And so it is her hair that alerts her, while she talks with a strange man at her mother's funeral, that her mother may not have taken her own life. Setting out to reconstruct Anita's final months--sifting through puzzling cell phone records, bank statements, video files--Norma begins to realize that her mother knew more about her hair's powers than she let on: a sinister truth beyond Norma's imagining. As Sofi Oksanen leads us ever more deeply into Norma's world, weaving together past and present, she gives us a dark family drama that is a searing portrait of both the exploitation of women's bodies and the extremes to which people will go for the sake of beauty"--
General Note:
"A novel"-- Dust jacket.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780451493521
Format :
Book

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