Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida
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On the day of her father's funeral, twenty-eight-year-old Clarissa Iver­ton discovers that he wasn't her biological father after all. Her mother disappeared fourteen years earlier, and her fiancé has just revealed a life-changing secret to her. Alone and adrift, Clarissa travels to mystical Lapland, where she believes she'll meet her real father. There, at a hotel made of ice, Clarissa is confronted with the truth about her mother's his­tory, and must make a decision about how—and where—to live the rest of her life.

 

About Vendela Vida

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Vendela Vida graduated from Middlebury College and received her MFA at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Jane, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn. This is her first book.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A young woman's sudden identity crisis propels her to the isolated reaches of Lapland in Vida's powerful second novel.

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This novel’s grieving heroine goes in search of the parent who left her.

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida 238pp, Atlantic, £10.99 It is commonly supposed that people have to go somewhere other than where they habitually are in order to find themselves: this is the ground plan for certain kinds of myth and a necessity for folk tales as well as m...

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Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name by Vendela Vida Atlantic Books £10.99, pp238 At the age of 28, Clarissa Inverton finds herself alone in the world.

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After years of trying to bask in the fickle spotlight of her mother's love, with her mother's absence Clarissa becomes caring, responsible and trustworthy in short, the antithesis of her mother.

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John Marshall Hartford Courant 3.5 of 5 Stars "Although [And Now You Can Go and Let the Northern Lights] have similar characters and outlines, Let the Northern Lights is a sharper and more probing study of identity and obligation than Vida’s debut.

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