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Hershey, Olive

ISBN 10: 0060159375 / ISBN 13: 9780060159375
Published by Harper & Row, 1989
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Author's first novel following a book of poetry, about a 42-year-old woman, tired of her current non-life, hits the road and finds one adventure after another, some serious and some comic. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication "to Mimi and Maxey." Book is tightly bound, with no names, remainder marks, etc. DJ is price-clipped and shows a bit of rubbing but virtually no edgewear. Bright and clean in mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 001603

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Publisher: Harper & Row

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Cloth/boards HB

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition

About this title


As her alienation from her family increases, housewife Wilma Hemshoff leaves and becomes a trucker, taking on a job transporting illegal aliens as she falls in love with an immigration official

From Publishers Weekly:

When she finds out her husband Vernon has emptied their bank account and is fooling around with the local librarian, 45-year-old Wilma Hemshoff of East Texas hits the roadas a truck driver. Escape looks possible from the cab of the 18-wheel rig she's driving, even though she's not exactly traveling light. Since Wilma has a soft spot for refugees like herself, she picks up Oralee, a smart-mouthed, teenage hooker toting a baby girl, and then starts making northern runs with a load of illegal aliens tucked alongside her legitimate freight of household goods. Hershey keeps the first half of her novel rolling along with sharp humor, raunchy locales and original characters. But this high gear starts grinding down to a simplistic low after Wilma hooks up with the Sanctuary movement and takes a lover who works for Immigration, deporting the very strays she is trying to save. Despite its wobbly second half, however, this is a promising debut.
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