The Fates Will Find Their Way

The Fates Will Find Their Way

Large Print - 2011
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Sixteen-year-old Nora Lindell is missing, leaving the neighborhood boys caught forever in the heady current of her absence. As the days and years pile up, the mystery grows. A collection of rumors, suspicions, and tantalizing what-ifs, Nora's story is a shadowy projection of teenage lust, friendship, reverence and regret, captured magically in the plural voice of the boys who still long for her, and the men they have become.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2011.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781410437945
Branch Call Number: [LP] FIC/PITTARD
Characteristics: 269 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 02, 2016

Language is a powerful tool. It can enrage the timid, soothe a lost crew at sea, and motivate the masses to march. If nothing else, language is a seducer. And from the pen of Hannah Pittard, it certainly does seduce.
I love... (no, this is an instance where I choose to type like a freshman girl who picked Bobby Quarterback's pen up from the floor). I love, love, LOVE!!!! Pittard's language. Love it! OMG. Pittard uses words in a way I envy. She's insightful. Poetic. And yet it's all done so subtly. Really quite brilliant. Her craft is strong and I believe, one day, she'll be quite a force in the literary world.
The Fates Will Find Their Way is a gorgeous read, but it is missing one vital component: story. No matter how beautiful the sentences come together, without story, it holds little weight. Shakespeare skillfully unveiled language, but what would Romeo and Juliet be without Capulets and Montagues? Without Romeo and Juliet? A year from now, if a friend asks me what The Fates Will Find Their Way is about, I'll probably say, "It's about a missing girl, and uhmm... the guys who... miss her, I guess." And then I'll rave about the language. It probably won't be enough to convince my friend.
Pittard has gained my admiration. I look forward to reading more of her work. My sincerest hope is that her next offering is a bit heavier in story. Pittard's words + Memorable Story = OMG!!!!!!!

Sep 06, 2013

The writing is poetic and haunting, but the story is pointless and lacks plot. If you like a story driven by characterisation, with very little plot, this is for you.

jmlo92 Jun 26, 2013

I really disliked this book. The story was disturbing and graphic to say the least and I felt the whole plot to be flat and quite a let down.

Jul 30, 2012

More than a little bit creepy, but none the less captivating.

Oct 03, 2011

Could barely get through this book, found it very boring and couldn't wait to just finish it.

FearlessReader Mar 12, 2011

A haunting tale of adolescence and the events that shape our lives. It may look like a teen or young adult novel but the book and story go far beyond that. True psychological fiction that most of us who grew up in the suburban U.S. during the 80's and 90's will relate to.


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