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My dark Vanessa : a novel

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"2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager--and who professed to worship only her--may be far different from what she has always believed? Alternating between Vanessa's present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of Room, My Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself." --Amazon.com.
"2000: Bright, ambitious fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017: Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa. Now Vanessa finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life?" --Adapted from jacket.

Available copies

  • 38 of 56 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

9 current holds with 56 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION RUSSELL (Text)
New Book
31000151252437
Available
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Bedford Free Library FIC RUS (Text)
New Book
31002150827243
In transit
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Bedford Hills Free Library RUSSELL (Text)
New Book
31003151429617
Checked out
02/26/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION RUSSELL (Text)
Fiction
31036150929930
Checked out
03/02/2021
Bronxville Public Library FICTION RUSSELL (Text)
Fiction
31004151701716
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION RUSSELL (Text)
Fiction
31005500423803
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION RUSSELL (Text)
Fiction
31005500423837
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/RUSSELL (Text)
New Fiction
31006151726486
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/RUSSELL (Text)
New Fiction
31006151726494
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION RUSSELL (Text)
Fiction
31008152403073
Available
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