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Marilou is Everywhere by Sarah Elaine Smith

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One summer, a teenager disappears from Deep Valley, Pennsylvania. Jude, nicknamed Marilou, is beautiful, intelligent, and mixed race. The alarm is raised, the cops search for her – but not as hard as they would if she were a white girl. Watching this mystery unfold is Cindy, a younger girl from a white trash family, who has idolised Jude for years. And so, in the absence of anyone to give a damn about her, Cindy starts to slip out of her own life and into the space Jude left behind…

Marilou Is Everywhere is a story about the desperation to escape – and the terrible, intimate crimes we commit to do so. Swimming in the rich melancholia of rural America, it is a fall from grace, a moral provocation, and a heartbreaking account of life in the margins.

‘Remarkable. Fiction debuts this accomplished don’t come along very often… Smith is a writer of immense talent and rare imagination [and] this novel reads like a miracle’ – NPR

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One summer, a teenager disappears from Deep Valley, Pennsylvania. Jude, nicknamed Marilou, is beautiful, intelligent, and mixed race. The alarm is raised, the cops search for her – but not as hard as they would if she were a white girl. Watching this mystery unfold is Cindy, a younger girl from a white trash family, who has idolised Jude for years. And so, in the absence of anyone to give a damn about her, Cindy starts to slip out of her own life and into the space Jude left behind…

Marilou Is Everywhere is a story about the desperation to escape – and the terrible, intimate crimes we commit to do so. Swimming in the rich melancholia of rural America, it is a fall from grace, a moral provocation, and a heartbreaking account of life in the margins.

‘Remarkable. Fiction debuts this accomplished don’t come along very often… Smith is a writer of immense talent and rare imagination [and] this novel reads like a miracle’ – NPR

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