Private Correspondences by Trudy Lewis

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Libby is a politician's daughter maturing amidst barely sublimated violence, sexuality, and corruption. Her tangled emotions about her father and the roil of sexual and social politics surrounding her are brought into relief when she receives a shocking anonymous letter. Horrified but fascinated, Libby works to discover the identity and the motivation of the sender while struggling to interpret the layers of deceit and manipulation enveloping her.

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Published September 23, 1994 by Triquarterly. 198 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In an unconvincing bohemian about-face, the pair tool around in his messy car with some of his young employees (including a political adversary's daughter), eating in greasy spoons and crashing at the house of a colleague: the bathrobed Senator Ada Russell.

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With perfectly pitched dialogue and a story grounded in details of contemporary manners and mores-from rock music to sexual harassment in the political arena-Lewis's shattering study of sexual violence and individual vulnerability is both timely and universally resonant.

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