Twins: A Novel (Paperback)
On the eve of their thirteenth birthday, identical twins Chloe and Sue agree to get matching tattoos to prove their bond is stronger than DNA. So begins Twins, Marcy Dermansky’s funny and disturbingly honest debut novel, the extraordinary story of blonde, beautiful twin sisters trying to survive adolescence and each other.
Over the course of five years, Chloe and Sue overcome breakups, unhappy Hawaiian vacations, unicycle lessons, eating disorders, pill abuse, and their first painful explorations of love and sex. Told in alternating voices, Twins introduces two new unforgettable heroines on the verge, in a spellbinding tale of teen angst, obsession, and redemption in the suburbs.
“A startlingly beautiful love story… A thrill to read… The most detailed, disturbing, and loveable oddball romance you’ll ever read.”
“A beguiling story of the powerful ties between identical twins… Dermansky has crafted a memorable novel.”
“Sometimes despairing, sometimes blackly humorous, always engrossing and thoroughly original. A wonderful debut.”
“With dark humor and raw power…Dermansky has created a fascinating set of characters.”
“Entertaining...Balanced by an overarching fable-like quality to this moving and well-written story.”
“Twins is spectacular, weird, extraordinarily real, and funny in ways they don’t have names for.”
“Dermansky is a lyrical, gifted, and original writer.…With a style that’s extremely accessible and lots of fun.”
“Raw, extraordinary...A dark, heartbreaking tale about adolescents trying to survive.”
“Dermansky excels at depicting extreme emotional states and how we rationalize them.”