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PRAYER FOR TRAVELERS

PRAYER FOR TRAVELERS
Publication Date: 
July 9, 2019
Format: 
Hardcover
Publisher: 
ISBN: 
9780525537014
About This Item: 
"Sometimes characters come along that demand a new kind of novel The young women at the center of Ruchika Tomar's A Prayer for Travelers - elusive Penny and wounded Cale - are two spirits hitchhiking through geographies of dislocation and desire The human collisions in Tomar's novel are emotionally seismic, and they leave us haunted and unsettled."--Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son Cale, a bookish loner of mysterious parentage, was abandoned by her mother and raised by her grandfather in a loving, if codependent, household One pivotal summer, her life is upended by the discovery of a devastating secret that will change her life forever Set adrift for the first time in her life, Cale starts waitressing at the local diner, where she reconnects with Penélope Reyes, a charismatic former classmate and all-around hustler Penny exposes Cale to the reality that exists beyond their small town, and the girls become inseparable - until one terrifying act of violence shatters their world When Penny vanishes without a trace, Cale must set off on a dangerous quest across the desert to find her friend, and discover herself Told in short, deftly interweaving chapters, A Prayer for Travelers explores the complicated legacy of the American West and the trauma of female experience
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