Asta in the Wings

Asta in the Wings

Book - 2009 | First U.S. edition
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Asta in the Wings is a poignant and often darkly funny story narrated by Asta Hewitt, a resourceful seven-year-old growing up in an isolated house in Bond Brook, Maine. Shut off from the outside world and restricted to the company of a delusional mother and a bookish older brother, Asta is content to be part of a "society of three," constructing fanciful, theatrical worlds of their own. When circumstances push her into a strange outside world--with all of its discontents--Asta must find a way to assimilate while remaining true to herself and her fractured family.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Tin House Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, 2009
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780980243611
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 314 pages ; 19 cm


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Feb 08, 2011

Asta is 7 year old who has not been out of the house. Orion, 9, is her brother and can remember being out in the world some. Their mother locks them in the house when she goes to work. She is not abusive but mentally ill. One night she doesnt come home and the children find a way out of the house to look for her. They are found by police and sent to live in separate homes, while mother is sent to mental hospital.


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