Before she met Mr. Robertson, shy and awkward Amy would hide behind her long blonde curls. Taller than most of her classmates and much more developed, Amy's only friend is Stacy, who shocks the town by getting pregnant. Amy shocks only her mother, and maybe herself.
AMY AND ISABELLE opens at the beginning of a long, hot, dry summer in the small mill town of Shirley Falls --- a town that seems one step away from crumbling into dust. The river is "just a dead brown snake of a thing," the sky is a constant hazy gray, and the people are wilting. Especially the women in the mill where Amy and Isabelle work. Joined together by an invisible black cord, Amy