My Absolute Darling
Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At 14, she roams the woods along the Northern California coast. Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high school boy who looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. Motivated by her relationship with Jacob, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. A profoundly moving debut.