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Richard Ford
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Author
Richard Ford.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 5 x 1.3 inches
ISBN 9781408831007
Pages/Publication Date 515/2012
Daedalus Item Code 41406
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"First, I'll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then about the murders, which happened later." In this haunting novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Independence Day, 15-year-old Dell Parsons veers into a rootless, turbulent future after his parents rob a North Dakota bank in 1960. His twin sister Berner, fierce with resentment, flees for California, while a family friend spirits Dell across the Canadian border toward safety and a better life. Adrift on the Saskatchewan prairie, however, Dell finds only cold refuge with Arthur Remlinger, an enigmatic and alluring American fugitive with a violent past.

"This is a brilliant and engrossing portrait of a fragile American family and the fragile consciousness of a teenage boy. It is also fascinating in the way it reveals the plot in the opening page and then winds backwards, offering a more and more intimate version of the story."—Colm Tóibín

"In [Richard] Ford's American tragedy, filled with lost innocence and inevitable violence—a rusting carnival, a rabbit caught in a coyote's jaws—geography feels a lot like fate."—Vogue

 
 
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