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The Saskiad

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The Saskiad

Longing to escape the rundown commune where she lives with her organic-farmer mother, assorted half-siblings, and a cow named Marilyn, the precociously well-read Saskia White, 12, imagines herself the noble contemporary of Odysseus, Marco Polo, and other adventurers. Saskia's elaborate fantasies are soon upstaged by her real-life, long-lost father, who leads Saskia and her best friend Jane on a camping trip that turns into an epic adventure of love, sex, and lies. Saskia is as unforgettable as her own heroes, a young girl whose story resonates with a rare and joyous sense of life and discovery.

The Saskiad
by Brian Hall

  • Publication Date: August 21, 2012
  • Paperback: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 031218171X
  • ISBN-13: 9780312181710