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The Rope Walk: A Novel

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In The Rope Walk, Carrie Brown crafts a luminous story of a young girl's coming of age during a crucial summer in New England.

On her tenth birthday Alice meets two visitors to her quiet town: Theo, the African American grandson of her father's best friend, and Kenneth, an artist who has come home to convalesce. Theo forms an instant bond with Alice that will indelibly change them both. The pair in turn befriend Kenneth, and decide to build a “rope walk” through the woods for him, allowing to make his way through the outdoor world he has always loved. But their good intentions lead to surprising consequences, and Alice soon learns how different the world of children and adults really are.

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On Memorial Day, during her tenth birthday party, Alice, a motherless young girl protected by her father and five older brothers, encounters two very different people who will change her life forever--Theo, a mixed-race New York City boy visiting his grandparents for the summer, and Kenneth, a cosmopolitan artist suffering from the ravages of AIDS. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

Carrie Brown is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories. She has won many awards for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her most recent novel, Confinement, won the Library of Virginia Book Award. She lives in Virginia with her husband, the novelist John Gregory Brown, and their three children. She teaches at Sweet Briar College.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307490292
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Brown, Carrie
Author:
Carrie Brown
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Friendship in children
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080506
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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The Rope Walk: A Novel
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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307490292 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On Memorial Day, during her tenth birthday party, Alice, a motherless young girl protected by her father and five older brothers, encounters two very different people who will change her life forever--Theo, a mixed-race New York City boy visiting his grandparents for the summer, and Kenneth, a cosmopolitan artist suffering from the ravages of AIDS. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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