About the Book
From the author of the bestselling Girls in Trucks, a sad, wry testament to the beauty and recklessness of youth
The city of Grifonia, Italy, is swarming with secrets --- thousands of years of dark, murderous secrets.
Taz, a British student who has just arrived for her year abroad, thinks that she will spend her time in Italy sipping wine and taking in the rolling Umbrian hills. But she soon falls in with a cabal of posh, reckless girls --- the B4 --- who turn her quaint fantasies into an erotic and dangerous rush through the darkest realms of friendship and love. ABROAD is a chilling parable of modern girlhood from an author who “from her opening line . . . grabs you and never lets go” (People).
Not since Donna Tartt’s THE SECRET HISTORY have we been treated to such an addictive tale of tumultuous adolescence. We see Taz scared and alone, but hungry for new experience and piqued by the thrill of living abroad. We see her roommate, the plainspoken American Claire, who worries about Taz’s motives and expresses sincere concern for her safety --- but everything changes when they fall for the same man.