The Cut of Love
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A disturbing (but good) novel about two families that are falling apart, told mostly through the eyes of a pre-teen girl, who copes with the chaos around her by cutting. Interspersed are chapters from the point of view of a woman in the other family, whose coping mechanisms are more subtle, but equally self-destructive (as are those of pretty much all of the characters - it's not a happy book!). The lives of the two families intertwine in complex ways as they simultaneously fall apart.