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She doesn't know who she is, where she's from, or how she got here, but after walking down from the mountains of Santa Fe into the life of 14-year-old Mary Dark Hope, she tells about the man she calls Daddy. She knows he's looking for her as she moves toward an inevitable and harrowing confrontation with the man who abducted her.
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A teenage girl wakes up alone in a bed and breakfast in Santa Fe with no memory of who she is or how she got there. The innkeeper explains that the man who brought her there said he was her father. But the one thing she knows for sure is that he is not--and that she must flee before he returns. Taking his jacket, money, and gun, she hikes into the surrounding mountains; in an unlikely scenario that only a writer as talented as Grimes can make plausible, she survives the harsh winter and even flourishes, seeking solace in the company of coyotes she frees from their illegal traps. When she reemerges from the wilderness a few months later, seeking to unravel the mystery of who she is, she walks into the life of 14-year-old Mary Dark Hope, a lonely orphan who becomes her ally and companion. Together they track the stranger who abducted her, who holds the key to the secret of her identity--the man she knows only as "Daddy."
The thrilling odyssey that takes the two girls into the murky world of illegal dogfights, hunting, and wild-animal profiteers culminates in a dramatic confrontation, but it is the brilliantly realized characters rather than the plot that capture the reader's imagination and keep the pages turning. Another tour de force for Grimes, and a cause for celebration for her many fans. --Jane AdamsFrom the Back Cover:
She didn't know who she was -- or where she came from. But one morning she awoke in a strange bed-and-breakfast with a message that her "Daddy" would soon return from Santa Fe. Fearing the worst, this nameless young woman disappeared into the wilderness. She christened herself Andi Oliver, from the initials on her backpack, and lived in the mountains -- utterly alone. Until she met Mary Dark Hope, a girl who shared her loneliness and confusion. Together, they vowed to track down the one person who held the key to Andi's identity: The stranger who abducted her...
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Book Description Books on Tape, 2000. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110736651829