White Fox
by Faring, Sara






Sent away from their remote Mediterranean home by their pharma tycoon father after their famous mother disappears under mysterious circumstances, Manon and Thais return after a decade to uncover secrets about their mother's legendary final screenplay. 75,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.





Born in Los Angeles, Sara Faring is a multilingual Argentine American fascinated by literary puzzles. After working in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, she worked at Penguin Random House. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in International Studies and from the Wharton School in Business. She is the author of The Tenth Girl. She currently resides in New York City.





Ten years ago, enigmatic film star Mireille Foix disappeared from Viloxin, her Mediterranean island home, leaving her pharma tycoon husband and two young daughters bereft. Eighteen-year-old Manon and 17-year-old Thaïs have lived with their aunt in New York City ever since, and their father's death the previous summer still stings. Tai is puckish and effervescent, with "beautiful gemstones of stories that she's sharpened to points" and musical laughter that hides deep insecurity. Noni, on the other hand, is a bookish and unabashedly melancholy young woman. When they get an invitation to return to Viloxin, the "Eden" of their childhood, as guests of honor at a retrospective of their mother's work, they can't pass it up. Soon after their arrival, Tai discovers White Fox, a legendary unfinished script penned by her mother. The screenplay, which is nestled in between Tai's and Manon's narratives as well as that of Boy, a darkly mysterious third narrator, may hold the key to Mireille's fate. Desperate for the truth, Tai and Noni are enticed into an eerie and darkly seductive puzzle box of enigmatic clues, revelations, and danger. Faring, an imaginat ive, tactile, and immensely quotable wordsmith, explores the complexities of sisterhood and grief with a deft hand, and her unusual island setting, with its futuristic touches, draws readers in with a sensuous warmth that belies the sharp teeth beneath its surface. Most main characters seem to be White. A lush and hypnotic modern fairy tale. (Mystery. 14-18) Copyright Kirkus 2020 Kirkus/BPI Communications. All rights reserved.






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