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When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family's troubles — a depressed, bed-ridden mother, a reticent, overworked father, and a rundown horse ranch. As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up, Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty-filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch.

To make ends meet, the Winstons board the pampered horses of rich neighbors, and for the first time Alice confronts the power and security that class and wealth provide. As her family and their well-being become intertwined with the lives of their clients, Alice is drawn into an adult world of secrets and hard truths, and soon discovers that people-including herself-can be cruel, can lie and cheat, and every once in a while, can do something heartbreaking and selfless. Ultimately, Alice and her family must weather a devastating betrayal and a shocking, violent series of events that will test their love and prove the power of forgiveness.

A wise and astonishing novel about the different guises of love and the often steep tolls found on the road to adulthood, The God of Animals is a haunting, unforgettable debut.

About the Author

Aryn Kyle graduated from the University of Montana writing program. In 2004 her short story Foaling Season, now the first chapter of this novel, won a National Magazine Award for Fiction for The Atlantic Monthly. Kyle spent most of her childhood in Grand Junction, Colorado, and now lives in Missoula, Montana.Lily Rabe appeared on Broadway in Heartbreak House and Steel Magnolias. Other theatre credits Colder Than Here, Proof, The Crazy Girl, and Speaking Well of the Dead. Film credits include Mona Lisa Smile; Never Again; Aftermath, A Crime; and No Reservations. Television credits include Law and Order: CI and Law and Order: SVU.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743561549
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
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Kyle, Aryn
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Rabe, Lillian
Subject:
General
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General Fiction
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Family
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Social classes
Edition Number:
revised
Publication Date:
20070320
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.98x5.10x1.17 in. .66 lbs.
Media Run Time:
780

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