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In a West Virginia forest in 1963, a group of children at summer camp enter a foreboding Eden and experience an unexpected rite of passage. Shelter is an astonishing portrayal of an American loss of innocence as witnessed by a mysterious drifter named Parson, two young sisters, Lenny and Alma, and a feral boy called Buddy. Together they come to understand bravery and the importance of compassion.

Phillips unearths a dangerous beauty in this primeval terrain and in the hearts of her characters. Lies, secrets, erotic initiations, and the bonds of love between friends, families, and generations are transformed in a leafy wilderness undiminished by societal rules and dilemmas. Cast in Phillips stunning prose, with an unpredictable cast of characters and a shadowy, suspenseful narrative, Shelter is a an enduring achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.

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The highly acclaimed second novel from the award-winning author of Black Tickets and Machine Dreams, Shelter is a shadowy, suspenseful coming-of-age tale that crosses the American Gothic tradition with Phillips's extraordinary command of contemporary themes.<P>In the woods of West Virginia in 1963, two gifts at summer camp enter a foreboding Eden, where they encounter a wide-eyed, feral young boy and a mysterious drifter on a mission from God. Swept up in a disturbing chain of events that will forever change their lives, these innocents face the terrifying bestiality of both humankind and nature and discover a dangerous beauty in a savage landscape. Cast in Phillips's stunning prose, Shelter is an enduring achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727399
Author:
Phillips, Jayne Anne
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Camps
Subject:
Wilderness areas
Subject:
West virginia
Subject:
Child witnesses
Subject:
Feral children
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
IREC 02-03E
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.13x5.21x.73 in. .78 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The highly acclaimed second novel from the award-winning author of Black Tickets and Machine Dreams, Shelter is a shadowy, suspenseful coming-of-age tale that crosses the American Gothic tradition with Phillips's extraordinary command of contemporary themes.<P>In the woods of West Virginia in 1963, two gifts at summer camp enter a foreboding Eden, where they encounter a wide-eyed, feral young boy and a mysterious drifter on a mission from God. Swept up in a disturbing chain of events that will forever change their lives, these innocents face the terrifying bestiality of both humankind and nature and discover a dangerous beauty in a savage landscape. Cast in Phillips's stunning prose, Shelter is an enduring achievement from one of the finest writers of our time.
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