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Gavin Sasaki was a promising young journalist in New York City until the day he was fired for plagiarism. The last thing he wants is to sell foreclosed real estate for his sister Eilo's company in their Florida hometown, but he's in no position to refuse her job offer. Plus, there's another reason to go home: Eilo recently met a 10-year-old girl who looks very much like Gavin and has the same last name as his high-school girlfriend, Anna, who left town abruptly after graduation.

Determined to find out if this little girl might be his daughter, Gavin sets off to track down Anna, starting with the three friends they shared back when he was part of a jazz group called The Lola Quartet. As Gavin pieces together their stories, he learns that Anna has been on the run for good reason, and soon his investigation into her sudden disappearance all those years ago takes a seriously dangerous turn.

©2011 Emily St. John Mandel (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"Result[s] in both sophistication and suspense." (Publishers Weekly )
"Riveting.... Evocative, intriguing, and complex, this novel is as smooth as the underbelly of a deadly, furtive reptile." (Library Journal)

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Dark, creepy, atmospheric

It goes like this: I purchased 'Station Eleven' by a Daily Deal offer. It happens to be the best post-apocaliptic novel I have ever read. I purchased 'The Lola Quartet' to check whether Miss Mandel is in the height on other genres as well.

She is! She is! This is a kind of crime novel with dark places, depressing people and a clever plot. It's sad to see how everything and everybody falls apart and then some of them find a miserable way out or remains the same looser. Written with utmost sensibility and brio, 'The Lola Quartet' remains for me one of the most remarkable listens of the year. These days I am going to purchase the two other titles by the author.

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Beautiful and Compelling

Mandel weaves a strong narrative with honest characters in this tale and it's told with aplomb.

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  • Jasmine Scott
  • 10-03-18

wanted a longer commute so i could hear more!

this was such an intriguing story, the narrator was incredibly entertaining, really brought the characters alive. loved it!!!