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  • ISBN: 9780771073205 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: 375 pages ; 21 cm
    regular print
    print
  • Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: At fourteen, Robin Fisher is doing her best to ignore her insurance salesman father's credo, cataloguing his tales of calamity under Bad Things That Happen to Other People. But life in 1970s Golden, California doesn't prove so golden afer her father deserts the family, setting in motion a series of events that results in Robin accidentally setting fire to an abandoned party house. Seemingly overnight, she discovers that earthquakes or the possibility of electrocution are nothing compared to the hazards of high school or coming home to a family that is suddenly one member short. As Robin struggles to keep an eye on her fixation with Bic lighters and her newly independent mother's own growing pains, she is drawn into the orbit of Carol "Jesus Freak" Closter, a vulnerable yet charismatic classmate whose friendship will challenge Robin in ways she could never have imagined. When Carol finally crosses a dangerous line, it's Robin who must make a heartbreaking decision of her own.
Subject: Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Conduct of life -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
Pyromania -- Fiction
Insurance agents -- Fiction
Runaway fathers -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction
California -- Fiction
Genre/Form: Domestic fiction.
Bildungsromans.
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