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What We've Lost is Nothing

A Novel

By Rachel Louise Snyder


One of Vogue.com’s "Ten Best Suspense Books"

In her striking debut novel, Rachel Louise Snyder chronicles the twenty-four hours following a mass burglary in a Chicago suburb and the suspicions, secrets, and prejudices that surface in its wake.

Nestled on the edge of Chicago’s gritty west side, Oak Park is a suburb in flux. To the west, theaters and shops frame posh houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. To the east lies a neighborhood still recovering from urban decline. In the center of the community sits Ilios Lane, a pristine cul-de-sac dotted with quiet homes that bridge the surrounding extremes of wealth and poverty.

On the first warm day in April, Mary Elizabeth McPherson, a lifelong resident of Ilios Lane, skips school with her friend Sofia. As the two experiment with a heavy dose of ecstasy in Mary Elizabeth’s dining room, a series of home invasions rocks their neighborhood. At first the community is determined to band together, but rising suspicions soon threaten to destroy the world they were attempting to create. Filtered through a vibrant pinwheel of characters, Snyder’s tour de force evokes the heightened tension of a community on edge as it builds toward one of the most explosive conclusions in recent fiction. Incisive and panoramic, What We’ve Lost is Nothing illuminates the evolving relationship between American cities and their suburbs, the hidden prejudices that can threaten a way of life, and the redemptive power of tolerance in a community torn asunder.

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • F Snyder, Fiction
  • F Snyder, Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476725178


Format: Book
Author: Snyder, Rachel Louise
Summary: Living on a suburban cul-de-sac positioned between extremely wealthy and impoverished neighbors, high school student Mary Elizabeth McPherson witnesses acts of violence and compassion that reverberate throughout her community in the wake of a string of burglaries.
Title: What we've lost is nothing : a novel / Rachel Louise Snyder.
Publisher Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Subject: Suburban life -- Fiction. Burglary -- Fiction. Race relations -- Fiction. Oak Park (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781476725178 1476725179
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Snyder
Oclc: 857568212
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Bib Id: 495206

Format: Book
Author: Snyder, Rachel Louise, author.
Summary: Living on a suburban cul-de-sac positioned between extremely wealthy and impoverished neighbors, high school student Mary Elizabeth McPherson witnesses acts of violence and compassion that reverberate throughout her community in the wake of a string of burglaries.
Title: What we've lost is nothing : a novel / Rachel Louise Snyder.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scribner, 2014.
Description: xi, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Suburban life -- Fiction.
Subjects: Burglary -- Fiction.
Subjects: Race relations -- Fiction.
Subjects: Oak Park (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Other Title: What we have lost is nothing
LCCN: 2013049540
ISBN: 9781476725178
ISBN: 1476725179
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Snyder