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Wonders of the West: A Novel...Author: Kate Braverman (HC)

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Asking Price $ 10.00 $ 9.00 USD per item
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Ivybeth member since 22-dec-2005
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View Hendersonville Classifieds Hendersonville, North Carolina, USA
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Format: Hardcover; ISBN: 0449906566; Publisher: Fawcett Columbine; Release Date: 1993; List Price: $20.00; Length: 280 pages; Edition: 1. Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket and cover are both still in overall great shape, and binding is strong. Some pages have discoloration along right edge, but pages are otherwise unmarked and text is not affected. Overall a nice looking book. Same cover design as that shown here.


In Wonders of the West, Kate Braverman surpasses all previous expectations with a novel about internal exile and the dark side of the American dream. It is the early 1960s, and the world is on the verge of monumental change. Jordan Lerner is a teenager adrift in a land of brutally unconscious adults, struggling for breath in a place that is slowly losing air. Jordan's mother has dared to leave her husband and tradition for the idea of a second chance in California. She has risked crossing the country in a broken-down car, pawning jewelry like parts of herself to raise money for the road. Jordan half expects that she will be next. State by state, mother and daughter find themselves sleeping on the ground, impoverished, engaged in a journey that is more than metaphoric, that is leaving a stain on their souls. Through the arid, blistering heat and the cold, blue dark of the night they are initiated into an America that has nothing to do with postcards. It is a nation of hallucinatory, frightening highway motels and vegetable stands, of deserts and lies and the growing realization that they have left nothing to arrive at something less than that. What they discover is a tawdry Dust Bowl outpost, a region of poverty on the Pacific where families disintegrate beneath the sullen palms and sunsets sordid as a garish bruise. It is here that Jordan Lerner struggles to invent herself and finds the courage to recognize and seize her destiny.

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