Imagen del editor

Almost Heaven

Wiggins, Marianne

84 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0517707624 / ISBN 13: 9780517707623
Editorial: Crown Publishing, U.S.A., 1998
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Jack Skylark's Books (West Covina, CA, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 21 de mayo de 2015

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 21,90 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 4,25 A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

Marianne Wiggins is the author of the acclaimed novel. "John Dollar". This copy is signed and dated on the title page (9 October 1998). Book and BroDart protected jacket are fine. without faults. This unread copy is gift quality. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. N° de ref. de la librería BX11-5

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Almost Heaven

Editorial: Crown Publishing, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

Almost Heaven is an intellectually dazzling, emotionally incandescent story of memory and the redemptive power of love.
        
Holden Garfield is a foreign correspondent, burnt out before he's thirty, who comes back to Virginia to try to forget his experiences of war abroad and to find new hope in his life. What he finds, instead, is a woman who is desperate for his help.
        
Through a chance phone call, Holden learns that his mentor's sister, Melanie, is hospitalized in Richmond with hysterical amnesia after her husband and sons were killed in a freak act of nature. Holden sets out to help her reconstruct her past, and almost at once the two embark on a passionate love affair--one fighting to remember, the other yearning to forget.
        
Memory. Passion. Loss. The ravages of extreme forces of nature . . . These are the themes Marianne Wiggins weaves through Almost Heaven with the same effects she so brilliantly deployed in her previous classic, John Dollar. In Almost Heaven she brings her dramatic force home, writing not only a whirlwind love story but a personal love letter to the American South.

Review:

It seems no accident that the narrator of Marianne Wiggins's sixth novel, Almost Heaven, is named Holden. Like his literary predecessor in J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, this edgy twentysomething war correspondent is also a protector of lost innocence, or at least a seeker of grace in a world gone brutal. Done in and emotionally damaged by a stint in Bosnia, Holden escapes back to the U.S. at a time when a rage of bad weather--tornadoes, heat waves, hurricanes--grips the nation and portends his immersion in a relationship of cyclonic intensity.

Once stateside, he entwines his fate with that of someone who is suffering from traumatic amnesia in response to the sudden loss of her entire family. For Melanie, Holden quickly becomes a life raft in a sea of random and unfathomable acts, and the two take off across the country in an attempt to escape the gathering storms, both real and metaphorical, that surround them. As Holden puts it: "One way or another someday, if not already, all of us will have left some one some where some dream some loneliness some thing."

Almost Heaven is an eclectic work, weaving together streams of desire, lost dreams, and sharp-edged commentary on America in its millennial madness into a haunting story of two people who succumb to erotic frenzy, both losing and finding themselves in each other. Wiggins, the prize-winning author of John Dollar, has produced a raw, kinetic book that explores the question of what it is like to run so hard from memory that it's as though your life never happened, as though you had just been born. --Marianne Painter

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Antiquarian and general interest books and ephemera.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the AbeBooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days. This does not affect your statutory consumer rights includ...

Más información
Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue