The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

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Baker & Taylor
Alice, Corvus, and Annabel, three misfit, motherless teanage girls, form an unlikely circle of friendship in the Arizona desert as they search for meaning, identity, and their own individual paths in the world. By the author of State of Grace. 20,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Alice, Corvus, and Annabel, each a motherless child, are an unlikely circle of friends. One filled with convictions, another with loss, the third with a worldly pragmatism, they traverse an air-conditioned landscape eccentric with signs and portents - from the preservation of the living dead in a nursing home to the presentation of the dead as living in a wild-life museum - accompanied by restless, confounded adults. A father lusts after his handsome gardener even as he's haunted (literally) by his dead wife; a heartbroken dog runs afoul of an angry neighbor; a young stroke victim drifts westward, his luck running from worse to awful; a sickly musician for whom Alice develops an attraction is drawn instead toward darker imaginings and solutions; and an aging big-game hunter finds spiritual renewal through his infatuation with an eight-year-old - the formidable Emily Bliss Pickless. With nature thoroughly routed and the ambiguities of existence on full display, life and death continue in directions both invisible and apparent.

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& Taylor

Alice, Corvus, and Annabel, three misfit, motherless teenage girls, form an unlikely circle of friendship in the Arizona desert as they search for meaning, identity, and their own individual paths in the world.

Publisher: New York : A. Knopf, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 307 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780679446460
067944646X
Branch Call Number: Will

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Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 2001 Pulitzer prize for fiction.

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