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Andrea Kleine

Biography

Andrea Kleine

Andrea Kleine is the author of the novel CALF, which was named one of the best books of 2015 by Publishers Weekly. She is a five-time MacDowell Colony Fellow and the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. A performance artist, essayist, and novelist, she lives in New York City.

Andrea Kleine

Books by Andrea Kleine

by Andrea Kleine - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Every other weekend, Hope and Eden wait for their father to pick them up, as he always does, at a strip-mall bus stop. Only this weekend, he’s forgotten, and their world will irrevocably change when a stranger lures them into his truck with a false story and smile. More than twenty years later, Hope is that classic New York failure: a playwright with only one play produced long ago, newly evicted from an illegal sublet, working a humiliating temp job. Eden has long since distanced herself from her family, and no one seems to know where she is. When the man who abducted them is up for parole, the sisters might be able to offer testimony to keep him jailed. Suspenseful and moving, EDEN asks: how much do our pasts define us, and what price do we pay if we break free?