White Fox / Sara Faring.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Tai, seventeen, and Manon, eighteen, lured to the Mediterranean island from which their world-famous mother mysteriously vanished a decade earlier, discover her lost screenplay, White Fox, which reveals clues to the truth. Told in multiple voices.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After their world-famous actor mother disappeared Manon and Thaïs left their remote Mediterranean island home, sent away by their pharma-tech tycoon father. The sisters drifted apart in their grief, but they can't put to rest the possibility that she is still alive. Lured home a decade later, Manon and Thaïs discover their mother’s legendary last work, long thought lost: White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into the island's surreal society, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family. They begin to discover the truth about their mother-- and themselves. -- adapted from jacket
    • Notes:
      Ages 15 - 18. Imprint.
      Grades 10-12. Imprint.
    • ISBN:
      9781250304520
      1250304520
    • Accession Number:
      2020009063
    • Accession Number:
      on1145910321
      1145910321
    • Accession Number:
      fay.726195

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2

In Faring's atmospheric, arresting thriller, two sisters return to their childhood home on Viloxin, an insular yet idyllic Mediterranean isle, to solve the mystery of their mother's disappearance. Mireille Foix was a glamorous, enigmatic movie star when she disappeared 10 years ago with the only copy of her eagerly anticipated screenplay, White Fox. Afterwards, daughters Manon (Noni) and Thäis (Tai) were sent to live with their aunt in New York. The girls, now 18 and 17, aren't close: serious, anxious Noni is writing a book about Mireille, while glitzy, dynamic Tai is a social media influencer. Both agree to attend a retrospective of their mother's work on Viloxin, hoping for closure. Yet their discovery of a cryptic note and a secret copy of the White Fox script lead them into a tangled, dangerous web of family secrets. Faring's gorgeous prose deftly handles three distinct narratives, including pages from the confessional White Fox script, while the mix of evocative fairy-tale elements and emblematic near-future technology creates an eerie, dread-laden mood. An engrossing, genre-defying read. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.