Where Light Is a Place Beverly Conner

ISBN: 9781480233997

Published: June 1st 2013

Paperback

298 pages


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Where Light Is a Place  by  Beverly Conner

Where Light Is a Place by Beverly Conner
June 1st 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 298 pages | ISBN: 9781480233997 | 5.34 Mb

Set in a domestic noir world of Los Angeles Manhattan Beach in the 1940s, Where Light Is a Place is a lyrically devastating and inspiring portrait of a young girl coming of age and of a family in crisis.Its 1948 and 12-year old Palmer McNeilsMoreSet in a domestic noir world of Los Angeles Manhattan Beach in the 1940s, Where Light Is a Place is a lyrically devastating and inspiring portrait of a young girl coming of age and of a family in crisis.Its 1948 and 12-year old Palmer McNeils world of sand, sea, and Saturday matinees is not as idyllic as it seems: tar and polio lurk at the beach, a molester stalks the movie theater, earthquakes rumble, and treacherous rip tides reach for swimmers.Inside her familys dilapidated beach shack, dwindling finances, the hallucinatory terrors of her mothers alcoholic delirium tremens, and the arrival of her psychic grandmother, crowd the struggling family.Realizing at last that she does not have the power to hold her family together, she invents her own form of a surfers initiation, and Palmer, the careful girl, risks everything in that great water so like the unpredictable future of adolescence that rushes toward her.



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