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A beautiful schoolgirl mysteriously disappears into the South African veld. Forty years later, thirteen members of the missing girl's swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion, and look back to the long, dry weeks leading to Fiamma's disappearance. As teenage memories and emotions resurface, the women relive the horror of a long-buried secret. A stunning and singular tale of the passion and tribalism of adolescence, Cracks lays bare the violence that lurks in the heart of even the most innocent.
About the Author
Sheila Kohler is the author of six previous novels, including "Crossways, The Perfect Place, Cracks, " and "Children of Pithiviers" (all available in Other Press editions). A native of South Africa, she makes her home in New York City and teaches at Bennington College in Vermont.
“Erotic and disturbing.” –Vanity Fair
"Riveting . . . while evocative of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Picnic at Hanging Rock, Kohler's writing is so smoothly confident and erotic that she has produced a tale resonant with a chilling power all its own.” –Elle
“Shocking, reminiscent of Lord of the Flies . . . conjures up the wildness of the veld and the passion and drama of adolescence . . . peculiarly satisfying.” –Times Literary Supplement
"A disturbing note-perfect novel. Dissection of evil has rarely been so extravagantly executed.” –San Francisco Chronicle
"An eerie, elliptical masterpiece." –Kirkus Reviews