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Anna Simon has been living by the light of the moon ever since she gave birth to Max, a child with a rare genetic trait for whom sunlight can be fatal. For years, the Simons have structured their lives around Max's schedule. When Anna learns of a camp for families with children like Max, she envisions a sanctuary for her son, a place where he can play and be free. What she does not foresee is the sanctuary that this camp provides for her, as well. But as the family settles in to life at Camp Luna, it awakens in her double-edged desires that both restore her to her former freedoms and threaten to drive her away from the family she loves.
From the acclaimed author of The Honey Thief comes this remarkable portrayal of personal freedom, the kind that is imperceptible to the naked eye but as real and affecting as the bright sun on a crisp day.
PRAISE FOR AWAKE
"Superbly crafted, intensely involving, a thoroughly credible examination of a woman in conversation with herself . . . A story that feels real, lived in and honest."-CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Supple prose style and delicate feel for human motivation . . . Stirs the emotions."-NEWSDAY