The Silk Road

The Silk Road

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Blackwell North Amer
Hell is real. Hell is a New York suburb towered over by a billboard that reads: Have you been seriously injured? For the townspeople of Hell in the early 1970s, the metaphoric nature of their existence goes unnoticed. But nothing slips past Paige Bergman, a turbulent adolescent hurtling toward adulthood, weathering an overbearing and jealous mother and a zombified father; a Buddhist, motorcycle-riding lothario; coddled and clueless friends; gin-soaked housewives; and, above all, the shivering effects of alienation. Paige's wish for salvation, however, is granted when she stumbles upon an ethereal woman at the wheel of a Buick Skylark. Captivated by the beguiling - and pained - Mrs. Gallagher, Paige sees her fantasies turn into fact, observation into obsession. What happens after the two meet is as strange, disfiguring, and emancipating as the sudden flowering of a one true love.

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Alyson Books, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781555835491
155583549X
Branch Call Number: F SUM
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 20 cm

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