ROYAL BLUE by Christina Oxenberg
A Novel

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Maria, the daughter of royalty, makes her way in the world through menial jobs and friend's couches, while her mother, father, and older sister play in the circles of the wealthy. A first novel. 20,000 first printing."
 

About Christina Oxenberg

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Published August 10, 2010 by Simon & Schuster. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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But Maria's appalling ignorance is hardly her own fault: Her beautiful mother's lifelong obsession with romantic escapades, New Age nonsense, and alien visitations left little room for the proper care of her daughter.

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Her mother's blithe reaction to the death is emblematic of Helena's lack of nurturing skills: she takes Maria's grief as obstinacy and ships her off to a boarding school filled with compulsives, epileptics and murderous children.

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