Episode 54: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
Camp Forevermore is a place where girls go to be remade, where, in the “wholesomeness of woods and sisterhood,” they will come home strong, capable, transformed. For Isabel, Dina, Nita, Andee, and Siobhan, this mission takes a darker turn when, out on a kayaking trip, their counselor suddenly dies, and they are left to try to find their way to safety. Moving back and forth between this fateful excursion and the later lives of these girls-turned-women, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore traces the way a single event can cast ripples that extend far beyond and long after it has become something in the past.
Host Cyd Oppenheimer talks with author Kim Fu about Lord of the Flies, girls and their friendships, and unhappy endings.
Guest readers Yael Shinar and Alice Baumgartner join Oppenheimer to discuss mothers, daughters, and chickens, and what it means to be lost and then found.