Sycamore | Harper Collins Australia


by Bryn Chancellor

On Sale: 01/06/2017



About the Book

Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. The news gives the town's longtime residents the same immediate thought: they may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the few days it takes the authorities to identify the bones, the town's residents rekindle stories, gossip, and painful memories, and reawaken the complex web of troubled relationships and events that centered around Jess before she disappeared.

SYCAMORE is a heart-wrenching, penetrating portrait of a small town with a mystery at its heart, and the yearnings, passions, and abiding need for human connection that animate it. Skillfully weaving together multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor brings to life a cast of indelible characters, most notably Jess Winters, an unforgettable young woman poised on the precarious, wide-eyed threshold of adulthood. Just as SYCAMORE knowingly maps the hidden bloodlines of a community, it also reminds us of the kind of lump-in-the-throat emotion a novel can stir.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062677129
  • ISBN 10: 0062677128
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 01/06/2017
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Literature & literary studies / General