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Read online Cracks.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cracks Now a major motion picture starring Eva Green and directed by Jordan Scott b A beautiful schoolgirl mysteriously disappears into the South African veld Forty years later thirteen members of the missing girl s swimming team gather at their old boarding school for a reunion and look back to the long dry weeks leading to Fiamma s disappearance As teenage memories and emotions resurface the women relive the horror of a long buried secret A stunning and singular tale of the passion and tribalism of adolescence i Cracks i lays bare the violence that lurks in the heart of even the most innocent by Sheila Kohler

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Title:Cracks
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ISBN:1590512057
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Number of Pages:176
Category:Fiction, Mystery, Young adult, Africa, Glbt
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