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Patrick Ryan's first work of fiction is written with such authority, grace, and wisdom, it might be the capstone of a distinguished literary career.

In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden hurricanes, Teresa Kerrigan, ungrounded by two divorces, tries to hold her life together. But her ex-husbands linger in the background while her four children spin away to their own separatefutures, each carrying the baggage of a complex family history. Matt serves as caretaker to the ailing father who abandoned him as a child, while his wild teenage sister, Karen, hides herself in marriage to a born-againsalesman. Joe, a perpetual outsider, struggles with a private sibling rivalry that nearly derails him. And then there's the youngest, Frankie, an endearing, eccentric sci-fi freak who's been searchingsince childhood for intelligent life in the universe-and finds it.

Written with wry affection, and with compassion for every character in its pages, Send Me is a whollyoriginal, haunting evocation of family love, loss, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

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A kaleidoscopic portrait of a family chronicles the individual lives of twice divorced Teresa Kerrigan and her four children, each influenced by their complex family history--Matt, caretaker to the father who had abandoned him; wild Karen, hiding in a marriage to a born-again salesman; Joe, an outsider coping with sibling rivalry; and Frankie, an eccentric sci-fi freak. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

About the Author

Patrick Ryan was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Florida. His work has appeared in the Yale Review, the Iowa Review, One Story, and other journals. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440335801
Publisher:
The Dial Press
Subject:
Fiction-Short Stories (single author)
Author:
Ryan, Patrick
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Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
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main_subject
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Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
310

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Product details 310 pages Dial Press - English 9780440335801 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A kaleidoscopic portrait of a family chronicles the individual lives of twice divorced Teresa Kerrigan and her four children, each influenced by their complex family history--Matt, caretaker to the father who had abandoned him; wild Karen, hiding in a marriage to a born-again salesman; Joe, an outsider coping with sibling rivalry; and Frankie, an eccentric sci-fi freak. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.
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