The Wishing Box

The Wishing Box

Dashka Slater


A occasionally humorous, occasionally magical first novel, The Wishing Box explores the unbelievable and accidental effects of having what you ask for. Julia, an almost-30 unmarried mother whose existence is generally jointly, lives in Oakland together with her seven-year-old son. by no means suspecting it's going to truly paintings, she and her sister create a wishing field and half-seriously carry a rite for the go back of the daddy who deserted them as childrens. Astonishingly, he comes backbut Julia's existence has already moved without notice in a brand new path, and he or she has taken off in a lot a similar manner her father had decades earlier than. Julia and her strange kinfolk are on the center of this novel approximately appearances and disappearances, the will to regulate the longer term and clarify the prior, and the legacies handed on from one iteration to a different.

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