Twins: A Novel

Paperback | October 17, 2006

byMarcy Dermansky

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On the eve of their thirteenth birthday, identical twins Chloe and Sue agree to get matching tattoos to prove their bond is stronger than DNA. So begins Twins, Marcy Dermansky’s funny and disturbingly honest debut novel, the extraordinary story of blonde, beautiful twin sisters trying to survive adolescence and each other.

Over the course of five years, Chloe and Sue overcome breakups, unhappy Hawaiian vacations, unicycle lessons, eating disorders, pill abuse, and their first painful explorations of love and sex. Told in alternating voices, Twins introduces two new unforgettable heroines on the verge, in a spellbinding tale of teen angst, obsession, and redemption in the suburbs.

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On the eve of their thirteenth birthday, identical twins Chloe and Sue agree to get matching tattoos to prove their bond is stronger than DNA. So begins Twins, Marcy Dermansky’s funny and disturbingly honest debut novel, the extraordinary story of blonde, beautiful twin sisters trying to survive adolescence and each other.Over the cour...

Marcy Dermansky is a MacDowell Fellow and the winner of the 2002 Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and the 1999 Story magazine’s Carson McCullers short story prize. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals, includingMcSweeney’s,Alaska Quarterly Review, andIndiana Review. Dermansky is a film critic for Abou...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:October 17, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060759798

ISBN - 13:9780060759797

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“Dermansky excels at depicting extreme emotional states and how we rationalize them.”