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Set in the gloriously rugged backwoods of the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, Nina Shengold’s gripping debut novel follows three people in search of new lives deep into uncharted terrain of the body and heart.

When rough-hewn loner Earley Ritter picks up a hitchhiker one rainy night, he can’t imagine how much it will change his life. A "shake-rat" who salvages cedar stumps left when loggers clearcut, Earley seems to have little in common with Reed Alton, a gifted Berkeley dropout. But when Earley meets Zan, the fiery and mysterious woman Reed has been following, erotic sparks fly in unexpected directions. Thrown together in the splendid isolation of the woods, with passions and tensions mounting, the unlikely trio achieves a fragile balance that–like their idyllic patch of forest–will be shattered by violence. At once a page-turning psychological drama and a colorful, wildly comic recreation of a lost time and place, Clearcut explores the boundaries that divide us, and what it takes to cross them.

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The destinies of three very different people in search of new lives--rough-hewn loner Earley Ritter; Reed Alton, a gifted Berkeley dropout and the hitchhiker Earley picks up; and Zan, the enigmatic woman Reed has been following--intertwine as the unlikely trio forges a fragile alliance that will be shattered by violence, in a novel set against the rugged backdrop of the 1970s Pacific Northwest. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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Nina Shengold is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, and artistic director of the theatre group Actors & Writers. She lives in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307425294
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Shengold, Nina
Author:
Nina Shengold
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Northwest, pacific
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Literature Folklore and Memoirs
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050809
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
342

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Gay Fiction

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Product details 342 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307425294 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The destinies of three very different people in search of new lives--rough-hewn loner Earley Ritter; Reed Alton, a gifted Berkeley dropout and the hitchhiker Earley picks up; and Zan, the enigmatic woman Reed has been following--intertwine as the unlikely trio forges a fragile alliance that will be shattered by violence, in a novel set against the rugged backdrop of the 1970s Pacific Northwest. Original. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Nina Shengold is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, and artistic director of the theatre group Actors & Writers. She lives in upstate New York.
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