The Resource Paraíso : a novel, Gordon Chaplin

Paraíso : a novel, Gordon Chaplin

Label
Paraíso : a novel
Title
Paraíso
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Chaplin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like a Coen brothers noir south of the border, Paraíso is a genre-bending story about love, sibling relationships, and the dark side of paradise. Peter and Wendy-their mother chose the names-felt as close as twins, despite their difference in age. As teens, they fled their wealthy Philadelphia home in the family station wagon and headed for Mexico, only to be discovered sleeping in the car on the banks of the Mississippi, in Huck Finn country. Now, many years later, estranged by an apparent betrayal as profound as their family's dysfunction, the two live separate lives, Peter as an editor in New York, Wendy as an edgy sports photographer with a taste for risk. With a new book out and an invitation to Los Cabos, she drives the Mercedes inherited from their father to Baja California, finally completing the trip begun twenty years earlier. But when the engine fails near a small town named Paraíso-Paradise-she lingers, exploring its underside in an affair with a dangerous man and, all too suddenly, becoming witness to a vicious crime. Meanwhile, in New York, Peter can't help but think of Wendy. When, from his apartment in lower Manhattan, he watches the Twin Towers fall on a beautiful September day, he knows it's time to leave his comfortable life, go find Wendy, and make peace with his long-lost sister. A noirish tale reminiscent of David Lynch and the Coen brothers, Paraíso traces the journey from a mother's dark secret to a place where love, and even perfect love, is possible."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaplin, Gordon
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H2797
LC item number
P37 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Brothers and sisters
Label
Paraíso : a novel, Gordon Chaplin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914219488
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781628725988
Lccn
2015050649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Paraíso : a novel, Gordon Chaplin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914219488
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781628725988
Lccn
2015050649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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