Marilou is Everywhere

Marilou is Everywhere


Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Marilou is Everywhere by Sarah Elaine Smith, read by Kristen Sieh.

'To be honest, we just weren't looking that hard. We didn't know where to search and it was summer vacation anyway - but that wasn't the reason nobody looked for Jude.'

One summer, a teenager disappears from Deep Valley, Pennsylvania. She is beautiful, intelligent, richer than most in those parts - and black. The cops search for her, but not as hard as they would if she were a white girl.

Watching this drama unfold is Cindy, a younger girl from a white trash family, living up in the woods on the edge of town. She has idolized Jude for years, yearning for her glamour, her popularity, her loving home and decent chance in life. And so, in the absence of anyone to give a damn where she goes or what becomes of her, Cindy starts to slip out of her own skin and into the space Jude left behind . . .


  • 'Remarkable. Fiction debuts this accomplished don't come along very often . . . Smith is a writer of immense talent and rare imagination [and] this novel reads like a miracle'

About the author

Sarah Elaine Smith

Sarah Elaine Smith holds MFAs in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and poetry from the Michener Center for Writers. She is also a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Wallace Fellowship and a teaching-writing fellowship, in addition to the Keene Prize for Literature, the Roy Crane Prize, the Richard Yates Prize for Short Fiction and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center's First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Tin House, FENCE, Best New Poets and others, and she is the author of one poetry collection, I Live in a Hut. She lives in Pittsburgh.
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