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Getting Out: A Novel Gwendolen Gross

Getting Out: A Novel

Gwendolen Gross

Published
ISBN : 9780805068344
Hardcover
304 pages
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A young woman resisting the demands of her dependent family seeks escape in an increasingly dangerous outdoor adventure.When Hannah Blue joins the Adventurers Club, she pictures campfires and star-filled nights. And she imagines a temporary respiteMoreA young woman resisting the demands of her dependent family seeks escape in an increasingly dangerous outdoor adventure.When Hannah Blue joins the Adventurers Club, she pictures campfires and star-filled nights. And she imagines a temporary respite from the ever-present shadow of her parents divorce, her siblings inability to cope in the real world without her vigilance, and her boyfriend, Ben, who, it seems, is looking for a commitment. Most of all, she needs a break from the irresistible pull of her father, whose unpredictable moods and imaginary health scares have always kept him at the center of the family universe.But when her fathers latest illness turns out to be real, Hannah finds herself growing addicted to the freedom she finds in the silty caves deep beneath the sunlit woods, on the crevasses accessible only with crampons and ice axes. Its as if she feels more herself when shes outside -- until she realizes that the people she keeps leaving may not always wait for her to come back.Featuring an appealing, spirited heroine and vivid outdoor settings, Getting Out surpasses the stylistic and storytelling promise displayed in Gwendolen Grosss first novel, Field Guide, and yields a fresh look at the high stakes of loves many expectations.