The Good Sister by Chelsea Bolan

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Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction

Just shy of her fifteenth birthday, Gabriela Amador Prieto has been cast out of the family home by her father for tarnishing the family honour. All traces of her are brutally erased, and not even Lucy, Gabi’s older sister and best friend, knows where she is. Furious at her father and desperate to find her sister, Lucy leaves their small town in Baja California, Mexico, and sets out for the capital to track Gabriela down.

Lucy ventures deep into Mexico City’s most dangerous neighbourhoods, coming face to face with the dark underbelly of the city, while back at home her family members—her parents, her brothers, and her devious brother-in-law, Antonio—struggle with their own complicity in Gabi’s fate.

Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, The Good Sister is an urgent, timely, and moving exploration of betrayal and steadfast devotion, and the ways in which our own intolerance can harm what—and who—we love most.


About Chelsea Bolan

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CHELSEA BOLAN was born in Spokane, Washington. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Washington and a MFA from the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in several publications, including The Kenyon Review and The Seattle Weekly and in Particles on the Wall, an exhibition about Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Site. She lives in Seattle.
Published June 21, 2016 by HarperAvenue. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction