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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje

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From the writer of The English Patient and Anil’s Ghost comes this compelling story that takes us from the gold country of northern California to the backrooms of Nevada casinos to the south of France. In the 1970’s of northern California, Anna and Claire work with their father on their farm with the help of Coop, a young man adopted into their family by their father. An act of violence drives the family apart, and as the story moves back and forth through time and place, we see how each one has managed to grasp a tentative hold onto the present that is built on the rough hewn memories of the past. Intimate, poetic, and compelling, Divisadero is a hauntingly beautiful novel that will be hard to forget.


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