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The Retreat by Mari Reiza

the retreat


Evocative and deeply moving…

This exquisitely written coming-of-age novella by Reiza tells the story of a young woman marked by a traumatic experience of her teenage years. Marie and her sibling are struggling to fit in a new town and new school after the separation of their parents. A traumatic experience during a school ski trip shatters Marie’s earlier belief about religion and marks her for life as the experience continues to affect her major decisions years later in her adulthood. Set in Zermatt, Brussels, London and Bordeaux and sliding back and forth in time (1987, 1994-1995), the book draws Marie’s teenage and adult years while exploring various complex themes like abandonment, sexuality, religion, and debauchery. Reiza’s expert use of foreshadowing and symbolism in her narrative offer the story required suspense and tension. With skill and sensitivity, Reiza creates a remarkable tale of abandonment and loss.


The Retreat

By Mari Reiza

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PUB DATE April 17, 2018

ISBN 9781999914646

PRICE $8.99 (USD)


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