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Publisher Comments:

Lisa Teasley's seductive debut novel is at once a thriller, a love story, and a meditation on what makes each one of us unique.

Ray Rose is a charming construction worker in Florida, plagued with guilt about a violent crime he committed a year earlier. Ruby Falls is a beautiful animator whose freewheeling L.A. lifestyle is suddenly derailed when she stumbles upon a bloody crime scene at the Laurel Canyon guest house where she lives.

Fleeing their respective home lives in search of reinvention, the two adventurers head for Alaska, where their paths eventually cross. The fireworks are immediate. But as Ray and Ruby, surrounded by their remarkable friends, try to settle down into something more domestic, a sudden accident changes all their expectations for the future.

With luminously original prose and a fast-paced, eminently readable sense of story, Lisa Teasley brings alive a diverse and vital cast of characters, who find the promise of redemption through their interconnected lives.

Review:

"[I]nteresting but uneven....Teasley never delivers on the potential drama of Ray's crime being discovered....[T]he characters are well crafted...and the novel is a generally entertaining diversion that sustains its own mystery." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"What could have been a disaster...turns out to be an affecting first novel, thanks to Lisa Teasley's avoidance of sentimentality and her thoughtfully spiky characterizations." Jeff Turrentine, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A basic boy-meets-girl debut that's unfortunately tarted up with outlandish characters who sound like dropouts from an indie sitcom and that suffers from workshop prose as thick as treacle." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

A thriller, a love story, and a meditation on what makes us each unique, Dive is a seductive, hard-hitting debut novel.

Ray Rose is a charming construction worker in Florida, plagued with guilt about a violent crime he committed. Ruby Falls is a beautiful animator whose freewheeling L.A. lifestyle is derailed when she stumbles upon a bloody crime scene at the Laurel Canyon guest house where she lives. Fleeing their respective home lives in search of reinvention, the two adventurers head for Alaska, where their paths eventually cross. The fireworks are immediate. But as Ray and Ruby settle down together, an accident changes everything.

About the Author

Lisa Teasley is a native of Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works as a writer and fine artist. Her debut collection of stories, Glow in the Dark, won the 2002 Gold Pen Award and the Pacificus Foundation Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582344744
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Author:
Teasley, Lisa
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Crime scenes
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060822
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 288 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781582344744 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[I]nteresting but uneven....Teasley never delivers on the potential drama of Ray's crime being discovered....[T]he characters are well crafted...and the novel is a generally entertaining diversion that sustains its own mystery."
"Review" by , "What could have been a disaster...turns out to be an affecting first novel, thanks to Lisa Teasley's avoidance of sentimentality and her thoughtfully spiky characterizations."
"Review" by , "A basic boy-meets-girl debut that's unfortunately tarted up with outlandish characters who sound like dropouts from an indie sitcom and that suffers from workshop prose as thick as treacle."
"Synopsis" by ,
A thriller, a love story, and a meditation on what makes us each unique, Dive is a seductive, hard-hitting debut novel.

Ray Rose is a charming construction worker in Florida, plagued with guilt about a violent crime he committed. Ruby Falls is a beautiful animator whose freewheeling L.A. lifestyle is derailed when she stumbles upon a bloody crime scene at the Laurel Canyon guest house where she lives. Fleeing their respective home lives in search of reinvention, the two adventurers head for Alaska, where their paths eventually cross. The fireworks are immediate. But as Ray and Ruby settle down together, an accident changes everything.

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