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How the Night is Divided: A Novel

Matlin, David

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ISBN 10: 092970133X / ISBN 13: 9780929701332
Published by McPherson & Company, New York, NY, 1993
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: How the Night is Divided: A Novel

Publisher: McPherson & Company, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A story of the Southern California chaparral as it edges toward the Mohave Desert, and of people there in the 1940s and early 1950s, Jews, who were among the first farmers, and who cut out a chunk of it and sometimes disintegrated before the passions of the settlement that made them. They raised and hybridized roses, roses were their livelihood and their passion, but they also smuggled arms to Israel, and were almost murderously divided over Stalin, over Spain, over water. This book is also about an Oklahoma-raised Kiowa Indian, Tom Green, who befriends the farmer and his family, and who is presented against his psychic background of dreams, voices and disappearances brought to this place of rose fields. From the annihilation of the ancient redwoods to the grizzly-hunting vaqueros in live oak canyons, How the Night Is Divided carries western life into the central drama of 20th-century existence. An experience of viscerally emotional and intellectual excitement, here is a novel that takes the reader to the edge, and refuses to let the reader back away.

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David Matlin is the author of several published volumes of poetry, most recently Dressed in Protective Fashion, Mr. Matlin teaches writing and literature at San Diego State University.

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