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Twentynine Palms: A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave

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August 2, 1991, Twentynine Palms, California: a troubled Marine who has recently returned from the Gulf War savagely murders two young girls. One girl was about to turn sixteen, the other twenty-one.

Exquisitely and inexorably, Deanne Stillman uses this tragedy as a prism through which she explores not only the murders and the families involved but a rootless culture of fatherless families, shattered dreams, and relentless violence. In haunting, vivid prose, she creates a farreaching story of America itself, carrying us into the empty white heart of the Mojave, as we meet and come to know the modern nomads who turn to the West for salvation only to be devoured by its false promise.

About the Author

Deanne Stillman is a former columnist for Buzz Magazine. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Village Voice, and on-line publications Salon and Slate. Her article in Los Angeles Magazine, upon which this book is based, won the 1996 Maggie Award for Best News Story. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380794010
Subtitle:
A True Story of Murder, Marines, and the Mojave
Author:
Stillman, Deanne
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
California
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Murder - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
233/00
Publication Date:
20020326
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.73 in. .46 lbs.

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