My Sister Life

My Sister Life

MY SISTER LIFE, THE STORY OF MY SISTER’S DISAPPEARANCE
-Maria Flook


When Maria Flook’s fourteen year old sister disappeared, the author was changed forever. In her story of two castaways from suburbia who live mysterious parallel lives, Flook gives us an intimate account of her sister’s life as a child prostitute and of their coming of age in the disenfranchised sixties, in the domestic fallout of the Viet Nam war. My Sister Life moves beyond biography or memoir to offer authentic testimony to the defiant, undaunted faith between two sisters who connect after years apart.


“Searing. . .Harrowing. . .A jigsaw puzzle picture burned free of bitterness or sentimentality. ‘My Sister Life’ is a disturbing and powerful book.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


“Gripping—evocative. . .Flook writes with a tenderness and a wisdom that is both startling and inspiring.”
—Newsweek


“A box of dark treasures. . . Flook writes with breathtaking artistry and precision.”
—James Ellroy


“A searing narrative of astonishing candor.”
—Publishers Weekly