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Mending the Moon

Susan Palwick

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ISBN 10: 1522695532 / ISBN 13: 9781522695530
Editorial: Audible Studios on Brilliance, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New. Melinda Soto, aged 64, vacationing in Mexico, is murdered by a fellow American tourist. Back in her hometown of Reno, Nevada, she leaves behind her adopted son, Jeremy, whom she rescued from war-torn Guatamala when he was a toddler just one of her many causes over the years. And she leaves behind a circle of friends: Veronique, the academic stuck in a teaching job from which she can t retire; Rosemary, who s losing her husband to Alzheimer s and who s trying to lose herself in volunteer work; Henrietta, the priest at Rosemary s and Melinda s church. Jeremy already had a fraught relationship with his charismatic mother and the people in her orbit. Now her death is tearing him apart, and he can barely stand the rituals of remembrance that ensue among his mother s friends. Then the police reveal who killed Melinda: a Seattle teenager who flew home to his parents and drowned himself just days later. It s too much. Jeremy s not the only one who can t deal. Friendships fray. But the unexpected happens: an invitation to them all, from the murderer s mother, to come to Seattle for his memorial. It s ridiculous. And yet, somehow, each of them begins to see in it a chance to heal. Aided, in peculiar ways, by Jeremy s years-long obsession with the comic-book hero Comrade Cosmos, and the immense cult of online commentary it s spawned. Shot through with feeling and inventiveness, this is a novel of the odd paths that lead to home. N° de ref. de la librería BRI9781522695530

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Título: Mending the Moon

Editorial: Audible Studios on Brilliance

Año de publicación: 2016

Encuadernación: CD-Audio

Condición del libro:New

Edición: Unabridged.

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Melinda Soto, aged 64, vacationing in Mexico, is murdered by a fellow American tourist. Back in her hometown of Reno, Nevada, she leaves behind her adopted son, Jeremy, whom she rescued from war-torn Guatamala when he was a toddler—just one of her many causes over the years. And she leaves behind a circle of friends: Veronique, the academic stuck in a teaching job from which she can't retire; Rosemary, who's losing her husband to Alzheimer's and who's trying to lose herself in volunteer work; Henrietta, the priest at Rosemary's and Melinda's church.

Jeremy already had a fraught relationship with his charismatic mother and the people in her orbit. Now her death is tearing him apart, and he can barely stand the rituals of remembrance that ensue among his mother's friends. Then the police reveal who killed Melinda: a Seattle teenager who flew home to his parents and drowned himself just days later.

It's too much. Jeremy's not the only one who can't deal. Friendships fray. But the unexpected happens: an invitation to them all, from the murderer's mother, to come to Seattle for his memorial. It's ridiculous. And yet, somehow, each of them begins to see in it a chance to heal. Aided, in peculiar ways, by Jeremy's years-long obsession with the comic-book hero Comrade Cosmos, and the immense cult of online commentary it's spawned.

Shot through with feeling and inventiveness, this is a novel of the odd paths that lead to home.

About the Author:

SUSAN PALWICK's debut novel, Flying in Place, won the Crawford Award for best fantasy debut. Her second novel, The Necessary Beggar, won the American Library Association's Alex Award. She lives with her husband in Reno, Nevada.

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