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Meteors in August - with Letter

Thon, Melanie Rae

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ISBN 10: 0394576640 / ISBN 13: 9780394576640
Edité par Random House, 1990
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The debut novel by the author of IONA MOON, the story of a young woman's self discovery in a northern Montana town. Fine/Fine but for a tiny bit of crimping at the head of the dust jacket spine. Inscribed by Thon on the title page, as follows: "For Larry & Moneisa Owens May your summer skies be full of falling stars with good wishes, Melanie" and signed in full under her name on the same page. Includes a handwritten letter laid in which reads as follows: "6 Sept 97 Larry - My pleasure. Hope your friend enjoys Meteors. I glad to sign copies! No need to call first. I'll be in Ohio (off & on) for at least another year. If I don't return something quickly, it just means I'm out of town for a bit. Thanks for your great support. Best, Melanie.". N° de réf. du libraire 71751

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Titre : Meteors in August - with Letter

Éditeur : Random House

Date d'édition : 1990

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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This novel is set during the summer that a boy flew his plane into moon lake. During that one summer in Willis, a man had set fire to his own business and another had hanged himself in the city jail. It seemed that the devil had descended on Willis that summer.

From Publishers Weekly:

Bullied wives, maimed men, haters of Indians, exhibitionists, petty preachers and rebel congregations are among the northern Montana townspeople who grope for individual deliverance in the background of this exceptionally promising debut novel. Misfit Lizzie, its adolescent narrator, escapes her older sister's predicament--a teenage pregnancy that caused her to run away when Lizzie was still a child--and concludes: "I figured a girl wasn't going to get too many breaks in her life and that I'd better find a way to show God I was grateful." She is guided by the local Holy Roller ("Jesus might be kind, but God and Mrs. Graves were only merciful"), but observes that fire-and-brimstone goodness does not stave off catastrophe. Rather, she learns not to reject sin but to forgive it. These themes might seem syrupy in less able hands, but Thon's steely-eyed, sharpshooting prose brings both urgency and spontaneity to her characters and their conflicts. Lizzie's feelings of rejection, her determination and her perceptions of the stultifying rural squalor are wrenchingly palpable, and Thon is clearly a writer to watch.
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