Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1999.
A nice first edition/first printing in about Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with small pen marks to front cover and spine.
In Hoffman's Local Girls, thirteen-year-old Alice is one of many girls who have been evacuated from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Alice is struggling to adjust to the new circumstances, especially after her mother is hospitalized. She forms a close bond with a group of girls at the evacuation center, and together they explore the city and their new lives.
The novel is written in Alice's voice and it captures her excitement as she explores her new home, her relationships with her new friends, and her burgeoning sexuality. Hoffman's careful portrayal of Alice's world makes Local Girls an eye-opening and humanizing exploration of the aftermath of a devastating natural disaster.; 8vo; FSA.