'The Catcher in the Rye meets The Great Gatsby via American Psycho' Harpers and Queen 'A whacked-out hybrid of Dickens and Salinger ... Compelling and moving' Jac McInerney 'Echoes of Lord of the Flies ... Hip but Gothic, wide-eyed but knowing ... an insight into super-rich corruption' The Times 'A riveting page-turner ... haunting and fascinating' Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the CityVom Verlag:
Fifteen-year-old Finn Earl's mother, Liz, is a thirty-two-year-old masseuse with a taste for cocaine. When Liz's habit forces them to flee the city, they find protection under the wing of one of her clients, ageing billionaire Mr Osborne. In Vlyvalle, a golden playground for the super-rich, Finn discovers a people who are stranger and more savage than any tribe in National Geographic. Offered a new life and new friends, he falls in love and grows up fast. But, on what should be the happiest night of his life, on an island in the middle of a private lake, naked and high with Osborne's bewitching granddaughter, someone is watching him from the depths of the forest and laughing.
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