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An imaginative girl constructs a tale of incestuous obsession,
teenage love, and willful desertion to explain her mother's
Fifteen-year-old Rose is trying to make sense of her world. Her
mother - a beautiful woman with signature stiletto heels, bright
clothes, and the synthetic gleam of a blond wig - has vanished, and
Rose is convinced that she must be in danger.
Unable to cope with the possibility of having been abandoned, Rose
uses her vivid imagination to construct her own explanation for her
mother's sudden disappearance. Her father suspiciously carries on
with his life, in no hurry to contact the police. Coupled with
Rose's newfound knowledge that he is not actually the
ringleader of a circus, she begins to doubt that he is even her
As Rose pieces together snippets of remembered conversations and
the half-truths she is fed by adults, she creates her own romantic
narrative about the disappearance - one that is as difficult to
accept as the truth.