Not since Donna Tartt's The Secret History has a novel this intoxicating captured the headiness and dark temptations of university life.

The old Etruscan city of Grifonia swarms with year-abroad students—thousands of them from all over. Ostensibly, they've come to study. But really they are here to reinvent themselves, to shuck their identities and buck constraints far from the watchful eyes of parents and others who know them too well. There's a reason Henry James's… (more)

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Abroad has to go down as a favorite of mine this year. It was a powerful read, one that I found myself truly unable to tear myself away from.

Crouch gets what it means to be young and on your own, as she portrays these girls drenched in the heady brew of sex, drugs, alcohol and risky freedom.

Kirkus Reviews : Abroad (June 18, 2014)

A crass use of a still-active murder case.

Book Details  

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

Collection: Sarah Crichton Books

Language: English

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