marlena: a novel
Cat’s life changes forever when she moves to silver Lake, where she meets her beautiful, reckless neighbor marlena. As the two become inseparable, Cat gets swept up in marlena’s life of truancy, drugs, and alcohol— until the latter is found dead, drowned in six inches of icy river water. years later, Cat still struggles to move on. Julie Buntin’s debut novel is a nuanced take on the complexities of female friendship, and how our decisions determine the people we become.