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The All-Night Sun

Lauren Cress teaches writing in the international program at a small college outside of Washingto...

Lauren Cress teaches writing in the international program at a small college outside of Washington, D.C. In the classroom, she is poised, smart, and kind, well-liked by her students and colleagues. But in her personal life, Lauren is troubled and isolated. Still grappling with the sudden death of her parents ten years earlier, she exists at a remove from everyone around her, frozen in time as a grieving teenager. But one day, a new student joins her class: charming, magnetic Siri, who seems to be everything Lauren wishes she could be. As they fall headlong into an all-consuming friendship, Lauren sees a chance to reclaim her lost adolescence. When Siri invites her along on a trip home to Sweden for the summer, Lauren impulsively accepts. But as Lauren starts to find herself drawn to Siri's enigmatic, brooding brother Magnus -- much to Siri's resentment -- she starts to see a new side of Siri: selfish, reckless, self-destructive, even cruel. On the last night of her trip, Lauren accompanies Siri and her friends to a debaucherous outdoor party to celebrate Midsommar's Eve, a night when no one sleeps, boundaries blur, and, under the light of the unsetting sun, things take a dark turn. Ultimately Lauren must finally acknowledge the truth of her relationship with Siri and come to terms with her own tragic past in this gorgeously written, deeply felt debut about the relationshps that mold us--for better or for worse

 

 

 

Author: Diane Zinna
Published: 07/14/2020
Publisher: Random House 
Pages: 336

 

 

 

Diane Zinna is originally from Long Island, New York. She received her MFA from the University of Florida and has taught writing workshops for more than a decade. She formerly worked at AWP, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and in 2014, Diane created the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program, helping to match more than six hundred writers over twelve seasons. Diane has become well-known for her popular, online grief writing sessions that have grown each Sunday since the start of the pandemic. Diane lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her husband and daughter. The All-Night Sun is her first novel.

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