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Women and Children First

Women and Children First

Author(s): Alina Grabowski

Location(s): Massachusetts

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary



A gripping literary puzzle that unwinds the private lives of ten women as they confront tragedy in a decaying town.

Nashquitten, Massachusetts, is a coastal enclave that not even tourist season can revive, full of locals who have run the town’s industries for generations. When a young woman dies at a house party, the circumstances around her death suspiciously unclear, the tight-knit community is shaken.

Told through the eyes of ten local women, Alina Grabowski’s Women and Children First is an exquisite portrait of grief and a powerful reminder of life’s interconnectedness. Touching on womanhood, class, sexuality, ambition, disappointment, and tragedy, this novel is a stunning rendering of love and loss, and a bracing lesson from a phenomenal new literary talent.

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