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Hayley Jo Zimmerman is gone. Taken. And the people of small-town Twisted Tree must come to terms with this terrible event—their loss, their place in it, and the secrets they all carry.

In this brilliantly written novel, one girl’s story unfolds through the stories of those who knew her. Among them, a supermarket clerk recalls an encounter with a disturbingly thin Hayley Jo. An ex-priest remembers baptizing Hayley Jo and seeing her with her best friend, Laura, whose mother the priest once loved. And Laura berates herself for all the running they did, how it fed her friend’s addiction, and how there were so many secrets she didn’t see. And so, Hayley Jo’s absence recasts the lives of others and connects them, her death rooting itself into the community in astonishingly violent and tender ways.

Solidly in the company of Aryn Kyle, Kent Haruf, and Peter Matthiessen, Kent Meyers is one of the best contemporary writers on the American West. Here he also takes us into the complexity of community regardless of landscape, and offers a tribute to the powerful effect one person's life can have on everyone she knew.

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The portrait of how a small, South Dakota community is shaped by the disappearance of a young woman, told in chapters that focus on one member at a time.

Synopsis:

The story of a dead girl, Hayley Jo Zimmerman, is told through the stories of those who knew her, including a supermarket clerk who recalls an encounter with a disturbingly thin Hayley Jo, an ex-priest who remembers baptizing the girl, and her best friend Laura, who regrets all the running they did, and how it fed her addiction.

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Compared to the work of Carver, Proulx, Matthiessen, and Faulkner,Twisted Treehas made an already acclaimed author shine anew with deserved praise. Meyerss work has been dazzling readers since his debut, but here they find a writer who is, as noted by theRapid City Journal, “on the brink of a breakthrough.”

Hayley Jo Zimmerman is gone. And the people of small-town Twisted Tree must come to terms with their loss, their place in it, and the secrets they all carry. As one girls story unfolds through the stories of those who knew her, Hayley Jos absence recasts the lives of others and connects them, her death rooting itself into the community in astonishingly violent and tender ways.

 

And so Kent Meyers, one of the best contemporary writers on the American West, offers a tribute to the powerful effect one persons life can have on everyone she knew.

About the Author

KENT MEYERS is the author of The Work of Wolves, Light in the Crossing, The River Warren, and The Witness of Combines. He is a recipient of an ALA Alex Award, two Minnesota Book Awards, and a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Award. His work has been included in the New York Times list of Notable Books and is published in a wide array of prestigious magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547400808
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Kent Meyers
Author:
Meyers, Kent
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
General
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Westerns - General
Publication Date:
September 2009
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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Fiction and Poetry » Westerns » General

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Product details 304 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780547400808 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The portrait of how a small, South Dakota community is shaped by the disappearance of a young woman, told in chapters that focus on one member at a time.
"Synopsis" by , The story of a dead girl, Hayley Jo Zimmerman, is told through the stories of those who knew her, including a supermarket clerk who recalls an encounter with a disturbingly thin Hayley Jo, an ex-priest who remembers baptizing the girl, and her best friend Laura, who regrets all the running they did, and how it fed her addiction.
"Synopsis" by ,
Compared to the work of Carver, Proulx, Matthiessen, and Faulkner,Twisted Treehas made an already acclaimed author shine anew with deserved praise. Meyerss work has been dazzling readers since his debut, but here they find a writer who is, as noted by theRapid City Journal, “on the brink of a breakthrough.”

Hayley Jo Zimmerman is gone. And the people of small-town Twisted Tree must come to terms with their loss, their place in it, and the secrets they all carry. As one girls story unfolds through the stories of those who knew her, Hayley Jos absence recasts the lives of others and connects them, her death rooting itself into the community in astonishingly violent and tender ways.

 

And so Kent Meyers, one of the best contemporary writers on the American West, offers a tribute to the powerful effect one persons life can have on everyone she knew.

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