Unfolding through the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl, The Moth Diaries is a compellingly brilliant portrait of obsession and fear set in the hothouse atmosphere of a girls' boarding school. It is a world of too many books and too little reality, where ideas become passions and passions obsessions. The unnamed narrator believes with increasing certainty that a schoolmate is a vampire, subtly and secretly killing her best friend and roommate, and responsible for an escalating series of disasters at the school. As she watches her friend's growing relationship with Ernessa, she gradually loses her grip on reality, her paranoia fuelled by reading le Fanu's vampiric novel Carmilla. Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in her own fevered imagination?
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Lucy and Ernessa have become inseparable. Ernessa's taken her over. She's consuming her.
What I saw wasn't real. And I know it wasn't a dream.
Ernessa is a vampire.
At an exclusive girls' boarding school, a sixteen-year-old girl records her most intimate thoughts in a diary. The object of her growing obsession is her roommate, Lucy Blake, and Lucy's friendship with their new and disturbing classmate. Ernessa is an enigmatic, moody presence with pale skin and hypnotic eyes.
Around her swirl dark rumors, suspicions, and secrets as well as a series of ominous disasters. As fear spreads through the school and Lucy isn't Lucy anymore, fantasy and reality mingle until what is true and what is dreamed bleed together into a waking nightmare that evokes with gothic menace the anxieties, lusts, and fears of adolescence. And at the center of the diary is the question that haunts all who read it: Is Ernessa really a vampire? Or has the narrator trapped herself in the fevered world of her own imagining?
Rachel Klein received her BA and MA degrees in English Literature from the University of Michigan, where she received Hopwood Awards for both translation and short story. Her work has been published in the Chicago Review and the Literary Review. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
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Descripción Faber & Faber 2005-04-07, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Adult Ed. 0571224636. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0571224636ZN
Descripción Faber & Faber. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0571224636. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0571224636ZN