1983. Newborn MTV. Cabbage Patch Kids. President Reagan. A U.S. — U.S.S.R. Cold War that threatens to go hot at any moment.

Against this backdrop, three teens begin a year of change and turmoil following the sudden loss of one of their closest friends.


"After Dakota is a gorgeously written and compelling novel by a major new writer. Funny and moving in equal measure, this story brings you, heart and soul, into the lives of its three central characters, who have to figure out how to grow up in the face of a baffling loss. A beautiful, wonderfully honest, engaging, and significant book." -- Harriet Chessman, author of Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper


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