Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky

Broken Glass Park

Alina Bronsky

Sascha Naimann is one of the most engaging personalities you're likely to encounter in modern fiction. Feisty, independent and street-wise, she takes all that life can throw at her (a lot) and returns it with interest. This highly readable book has brilliantly-drawn characters, vibrant writing, a gripping narrative, and a heroine you want to cheer on as you would a favourite football team. What an enjoyable and inspiring read it is!

Extract

Sometimes I think I'm the only one in our neighbourhood with any worthwhile dreams. I have two, and there's no reason to be ashamed of either one. I want to kill Vadim. And I want to write a book about my mother. I already have a title: The Story of an Idiotic Redheaded Woman Who Would Still Be Alive If Only She Had Listened to Her Smart Oldest Daughter. Or maybe that's more of a subtitle. But I have plenty of time to figure it out because I haven't started writing yet.

Parallels
  • The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Just Like Tomorrow by Faiza Guene
  • Being Emily by Anne Donovan

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