Asta in the Wings

Asta in the Wings is a poignant and often darkly funny story narrated by Asta Hewitt, a resourceful seven-year-old growing up in an isolated house in Bond Brook, Maine. Shut off from the outside world and restricted to the company of a delusional mother and a bookish older brother, Asta is content to be part of a society of three, constructing fanciful, theatrical worlds of their own. When circumstances push her into a strange outside world--with all of its discontents--Asta must find a way to assimilate while remaining true to herself and her fractured family.