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As a young girl growing up in an affluent suburb near Detroit, Alice Townley witnesses a tragic accident at her parents’ lavish party that will change the course of her life. The stories in Garden for the Blind follow Alice and a cast of diverse but interconnected characters over several decades, as they progress from folly to criminal behavior. Visiting suburban mansions, working-class homes, dangerous neighborhoods, and hidden sanctuaries, Fordon’s stories brilliantly illustrate the role privilege plays in determining outcome and the price society pays for that.