Inland

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Release date: 2019-08-13

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; Thebestselling author ofThe Tiger's Wifereturns with';a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West' (Entertainment Weekly).In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary livesunfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her lifeher husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home.Meanwhile,Lurie is 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 a momentous expedition across the West. The way in whichLurie's death-defying trek at last intersects with Nora's plightis the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel.Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope,Inlandis grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Tea Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirelyand unforgettablyher own.Praise for Inland';As it should be, the landscape of the West itself is a character, thrillingly rendered throughout. . . . Here, Obreht's simple but rich prose captures and luxuriates in the West's beauty and sudden menace. Remarkable in a novel with such a sprawling cast, Obreht also has a poetic touch for writing intricate and precise character descriptions.'The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)';Beautifully wrought.'Vanity Fair';Obreht is the kind of writer who can forever change the way you think about a thing, just through her powers of description.. . .Inlandis anambitious and beautifulworkabout many things: immigration, the afterlife, responsibility, guilt, marriage, parenthood, revenge, all the roads and waterways that led to America. Miraculously, it's alsoa page-turner and a mystery, as well as a love letter to a camel, and, like a camel, improbable and splendid, something to happily puzzle over at first and take your breath away at the end.'Elizabeth McCracken,O: The Oprah Magazine

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Random House

Type: EPub

Pages: 384

ISBN: 9780679644118

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Random House

Type: EPub

Pages: 384

ISBN: 9780679644118

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