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Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg

Nothing Can Hurt You

Nicola Maye Goldberg

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Imprint: Raven Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 9 Jul 2020
ISBN: 9781526619440

The Virgin Suicides meets Little Fires Everywhere: inspired by a true story, this haunting novel pieces together a chorus of voices to explore the aftermath of a college student's death.

5 stars out of 5
Hannah Jane Parkinson
27 Jul 2020

" The writing here is sparkling and the detective work, refreshingly, internal rather than external."

But despite its gothic influence and dark subject matter, I often found myself laughing. Nothing Can Hurt You is often roguishly funny. When one parent is told by a horrified teacher that her daughter has been paying other kids for their milk teeth, the parent reaches for the box of collected snappers: “Well, she did pay for them.” Goldberg has a delightful eye for detail, too, and is just as good at sketching middle-aged men as she is of girls on the verge of womanhood. She would no doubt make an astute psychologist...  The writing here is sparkling and the detective work, refreshingly, internal rather than external.

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