THE LOST GIRLS OF CAMP FOREVERMORE

Kim Fu

From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy,a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come

A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over,

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From the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy,a gripping and deeply felt novel about a group of young girls at a remote camp—and the night that changes everything and will shape their lives for decades to come

A group of young girls descend on Camp Forevermore, a sleepaway camp in the Pacific Northwest, where their days are filled with swimming lessons, friendship bracelets, and camp songs by the fire. Filled with excitement and nervous energy, they set off on an overnight kayaking trip to a nearby island. But before the night is over, they find themselves stranded, with no adults to help them survive or guide them home.

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces these five girls—Nita, Andee, Isabel, Dina, and Siobhan—through and beyond this fateful trip. We see them through successes and failures, loving relationships and heartbreaks; we see what it means to find, and define, oneself, and the ways in which the same experience is refracted through different people. In diamond-sharp prose, Kim Fu gives us a portrait of friendship and of the families we build for ourselves—and the pasts we can’t escape.

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  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Paperback
  • February 2018
  • 256 Pages
  • 9780544098268

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About Kim Fu

Kim Fu is the author of the novel For Today I Am a Boy, which won the Edmund White Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Lambda Literary Award, and was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Fu is also the author of the poetry collection How Festive the Ambulance. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Praise

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore is a sensitive, evocative exploration of how the past threads itself through our lives, reemerging in unexpected ways. Kim Fu skillfully measures how long and loudly one formative moment can reverberate.”—Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

“Fu’s characters are rich, real, and distinct…With rawness and objectivity, Fu depicts the women these girls become along with their struggles, both cosmic and mundane…An ambitious and dynamic portrayal of the harm humans—even young girls—can do.” Kirkus Reviews

“Sharp…Readers will delight in the complicated, brash, ugly, and sincere presentation of Fu’s characters.”Booklist