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Melt by Heidi Wicks

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Jess is a sensitive creature of habit. Cait is her passionate and impulsive best friend. And in Melt, Heidi Wicks follows the lives of these characters from their teenage years into their late thirties—through drifting desires, fake tans, economic turbulence, kids, grief, job loss, love loss, and personal renewal. Shifting radiantly between the late nineties and the present day, Melt explores the life-sustaining anatomy of friendship and the complex relationships we have with our pasts.


“In Melt, Heidi Wicks weaves a path through a lifelong friendship, intertwined with the cityscape of St. John’s, with highs, lows, heartache, frustration, and belly laughs. Simultaneously tender and raw, Melt is a frank and touching portrayal of the pivotal moments that define identity, relationships, and devotion.  I couldn’t put it down.” – Bridget Canning, author of The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes
“With sparkling wine and sparkling wit, Melt chronicles two young women’s spirited and changing chemistry over two decades, diving into prom and marriage, laughter and breakups, BFFs, old flames and, of course, water slides.” – Mark Jarman, author of Knife Party at the Hotel Europa

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