- ISBN: 9781681680477 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- ISBN: 1681680475 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 13 min.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : 2016.
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|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrated by Stephen Thorne.
|Summary, etc.:|| After his daughter Vera suffers a psychotic break at a high school party and is diagnosed with bipolar, Lucas decides to take her on a trip to Vilnius hoping the change of scenery will help rouse her from the fog of her medication and bring them closer together. Lucas and his high school sweetheart Katya had Vera when they were only 18 and Lucas was not part of Vera's life for most of her childhood. Thorpe skillfully weaves family mythology and Lithuanian history with a story of mental illness, inheritance, young love, and adventure in this accomplished an stunningly emotional book.
|System Details Note:|| Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Lucas and Katya were boarding school seniors when, blindingly in love, they decided to have a baby. Seventeen years later, after years of absence, Lucas is a weekend dad, newly involved in his daughter Vera's life. But after Vera suffers a terrifying psychotic break at a high school party, Lucas takes her to Lithuania, his grandmother's homeland, for the summer. Here, in the city of Vilnius, Lucas hopes to save Vera from the sorrow of her diagnosis. As he uncovers a secret about his grandmother, a Home Army rebel who escaped Stutthof, Vera searches for answers of her own. Why did Lucas abandon her as a baby? What really happened the night of her breakdown? And who can she trust with the truth? Skillfully weaving family mythology and Lithuanian history with a story of mental illness, inheritance, young love, and adventure, Rufi Thorpe has written a wildly accomplished, stunningly emotional book.