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Reap

Rickstad, Eric

ISBN 10: 0670885177 / ISBN 13: 9780670885176
Published by Viking Adult, 2000
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Reap

Publisher: Viking Adult

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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A bold debut novel weaves a coming-of-age story into the gritty lives and desolate beauty of Vermont's northeast kingdom

Like a cross between Denis Johnson's Already Dead and David Lynch's Blue Velvet, Reap draws us into the hot, still air of a summer backwoods at whose fringes lurk danger and epiphany. Jessup Burke, a lonely, naive sixteen-year old, has grown up without a father in a jobless, indifferent logging town. Out of high school a year early, he now bikes through the woods with his fishing gear, daydreaming of his sweetheart and their secret "home" in an abandoned farmhouse. When Reg, an embittered, paranoid recluse fresh out of jail for growing marijuana, encounters Jessup hitchhiking, he is at first drawn to the boy's easily manipulated naivet, but the two soon become irreversibly bound. As Jessup unknowingly participates in Reg's perilous, criminal behavior, he also endangers himself when his relationship with Marigold, Reg's younger, married sister, goes beyond friendship.

Jessup's rude awakening into adulthood is rendered in sure and supple prose in this dramatic, action-packed novel.

"Rickstad has created a hard-edged, quick-moving, violent story of maimed and desperate characters, tempered by a fine, lyric sensibility and an awareness of place that sings with evocation and authenticity."--George Garrett

About the Author:

Eric Rickstad, a Vermont native, holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. An outdoorsman, he lives and works in northern Vermont.

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