It begins, as shocking events often do, with a simple lapse in judgment.
A strange and brilliant young man slips out of a mental institution and takes his family hostage in the frozen isolation of the mountains. In a suffocating cabin, he demands the truth from Moira, the mother who admired and abandoned him; Nathan, the father who showered him with a dangerous, unconditional love; and Crissie, the younger sister who adored and betrayed him. At the center of this Rashomon-like tale are Moira, beautiful, deceptive, loving, and cold, and Vince, a stranger with a secret who finds himself drawn into the tense and explosive climax.
A visceral, relentlessly compelling novel of true literary achievement, The Desperate Season captivates as it terrifies, with a psychological power that resonates long after its haunting conclusion.
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Michael Blaine's fiction has appeared in literary magazines including The New England Review, The North American Review, New Letters, Shenandoah, and The Village Voice Literary Supplement, among others. Founder and editor-in-chief of New York Stories, Blaine divides his time between New York City and upstate New York. He lives with his wife, the artist and photographer Rose Mackiewicz.
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060959185
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