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Lex and his sister, Marina, are inseparable. The air they share has always been light and boundless, but suddenly it's weighted down. And now Lex is gone. When the one relationship that cradled her turns out to shatter her sense of self, Marina needs her friend West to help put the pieces back together.
But Marina won't feel truly complete until she faces the past that is haunting her. Highly acclaimed and award—winning author Francesca Lia Block tells the tale of a brother and sister whose loving relationship is too intense for them to bear. With the sensitivity and refinement that Block is known for, she manages to weave together her characters and their lives into this beautiful and thought—provoking tale.
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Francesca Lia Block: Wasteland (2003)
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Block's allusions to Eliot's "The Waste Land" were so lovely and the story was stunning. When Lex dies, we watch as Marina looses herself to grief. During her struggle the siblings mutual friend West tries to help her come to terms with the loss.
From the author of Weetzie Bat comes a picture-perfect vision of mids Los Angeles, shimmering with Block's signature California-style magical realism and delicately overlaid with allusions to T. Eliot's The Waste Land. Marina's life is shattered by the death likely a suicide of her older brother, the surfing punk rocker Lex. With the help of her classmate and aspiring love interest West, Marina sets out to come to terms with the forces that led to her brother's death.