Inland : a novel

Inland : a novel
Obreht, Téa
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  • Published: 2019
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"In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives collide. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman, alone in a house abandoned by the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her two older sons, who have gone in search of their father after his return is delayed. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, a boy with a bad eye who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and a seventeen year old maid named Josie, her husband's cousin who communes with spirits. Lurie is the son of a dead dockworker, a former outlaw, and a man haunted by ghosts--he sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires an epic journey across the West. The way in which Nora and Lurie's stories intertwine is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the classical American genre of the Western, making it entirely--and unforgettably--her own" -- Provided by publisher.

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Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--Fiction.


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9780812992861 (hardback)

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Obreht, Téa,


Inland : a novel / Téa Obreht.


First edition.

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New York : Random House, [2019]

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374 pages ; 25 cm

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Frontier and pioneer life--West (U.S.)--Fiction.

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West (U.S.)--Fiction.

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Historical fiction.

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