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Lightning Field: A Novel

Spiotta, Dana

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ISBN 10: 0743212614 / ISBN 13: 9780743212618
Published by Scribner, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First edition. Signed by the author. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000092400

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Title: Lightning Field: A Novel

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Los Angeles Dana Spiotta evokes in her first novel is a land of Spirit Gyms and Miracle Miles, a great centerless place where chains of reference get lost, or finally don't matter.
Mina lives with her screenwriter husband and works at her best friend Lorene's highly successful concept restaurants, which exploit the often unconscious desires and idiosyncrasies of a rich, chic clientele. Almost inadvertently, Mina has acquired two lovers. And then there are the other men in her life: her father, a washed-up Hollywood director living in a yurt and hiding from his debtors, and her disturbed brother, Michael, whose attempts to connect with her force Mina to consider that she might still have a heart - if only she could remember where she had left it.
Between her Spiritual Exfoliation and Detoxification Therapies and her elaborate devotion to style, Lorene is interested only in charting her own perfection and impending decay. Although supremely confident in a million shallow ways, she, too, starts to fray at the edges.
And there is Lisa, a loving mother who cleans house, scrapes by, and dreams of food terrorists and child abductors, until even the most innocent events seem to hint at dark possibilities.

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Dana Spiotta grew up in California, spending most of her time on the fringes of movie industry culture. Her first job, at sixteen, was as an assistant on a Þlm production. Since then, she has worked in restaurants most evenings of her adult life. She lives in New York City.

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