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Ariel's Crossing

Morrow, Bradford;McGrath, Patrick

Published by Viking Press, New York, 2002
ISBN 10: 0670030953 / ISBN 13: 9780670030958
/ Condition: Near Fine / Hardcover
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Title: Ariel's Crossing

Publisher: Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Boldly SIGNED By the Author on the Title Page.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. In this follow-up to the acclaimed Trinity Fields, Ariel Rankin spans the globe in search of her wayward father. A touch of wear to front flap, remanider dot to bottom text block. Bookseller Inventory # 1002128

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Synopsis: When, after years of secrecy, Ariel Rankin learns that her birth father is not who she had always believed he was, but rather a man named Kip Calder who went to Vietnam before she was born and then disappeared into Laos as a covert warrior, her world is shaken to its core. When she herself becomes pregnant by a man who wants no part of parenthood, Ariel realizes she can no longer elude her buried past if she is to have any future. She decides to leave behind her life in New York City and everything she knows to head west to find the mysterious Calder.

Ariel's search will lead her from the holy village of Chimayó, New Mexico, to Los Alamos and the pueblo valley of Nambé, and ultimately across the restricted badlands of the White Sands proving grounds. Morrow conjures an array of dynamic, strong- willed individualists whose own distinct quests for home converge with Ariel's. Audaciously weaving social with magic realism, he offers a rhapsodic portrait of how faith, family, and self-identity are inscribed in each of us, uneasy heritages it is our burden to discover and embrace.

About the Author: Bradford Morrow is the author of the novels Come Sunday, The Almanac Branch (a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist), Trinity Fields (a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist), and Giovanni's Gift. In 1998, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented him with an Academy Award in Literature. A professor of literature at Bard College, he is founder and editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.

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