Synopses & Reviews
After years of being kept in the dark, Ariel Rankin learns that her birth father is a man named Kip Calder who went to Vietnam and then disappeared before she was born. The discovery shakes her world to the core. Realizing she can no longer elude her past if she is to have a future, Ariel leaves behind her life in New York City and heads west to New Mexico to find the mysterious Calder-and the truth of who she is. Audaciously weaving social and magic realism, award-winning author Bradford Morrow delivers a moving exploration of the search for identity and reconciliation with the past.
"A panoramic view of postwar American obsessions, paranoias, and moral problems." (The New York Times Book Review) Morrow's writing sparkles.... [A] masterful, poignant novel. (Boston Herald)
From the author of "Trinity Fields" comes a dramatic, beautifully written story of the search for home and a place in the world. "A panoramic view of postwar American obsessions, paranoias, and moral problems."--"The New York Times Book Review."
About the Author
Bradford Morrow is the author of the novels Come Sunday, Trinity Fields, and Giovanni's Gift. In 1998, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented him with the Academy Award in Literature. He is a professor of literature at Bard College and is founder and editor of the literary journal Conjunctions.