A Novel

Book - 2015
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When Julie accepts a dare to join the swim team, she struggles with her feelings for the captain, Alexis, and has hopes of reconnecting with her brother, a one-time Olympic hopeful.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2015
Edition: First US edition
ISBN: 9781941040133
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 20 cm


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Jan 24, 2016

This book is very sweet and elegantly written and very much gives the spirit of what it's like coming of age as a queer teen.

LPL_MollyW Dec 18, 2015

Dryland tells the coming of age of Julie in 1990s Portland. Imperious and insecure, Julie is stumbling toward adulthood. Jaffe explores issues Julie's of identity, family, and sexuality by reveling in contradictions rather than seeking answers to questions. The unadorned prose captures the volatile emotions of adolescence. This compact novel is perfect for fans of The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth and The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley.

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