Red Ant House

Stories
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Author(s): Ann Cummins
Original Publish Date: Apr 07, 2003
Product Number: EB00030498
Released: Apr 07, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547346557
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Description

Hypnotic short stories of life in the Southwest that "emanate suspense, inspiring page-turning tension" (The Washington Times). A young woman is pushed, quite literally, to the edge on a desolate mountain pass. An orphaned brother and sister try to patch together an existence one stitch at a time. A cop suspects his kleptomaniac wife is stealing from other people-materially and emotionally. A girl waits to meet the sexual predator who has been calling her. A wily roadside hypnotist seems to possess a power both wonderful and strange. Set amid Indian reservations, uranium mills, and other locations across the American Southwest, these twelve stories by the author of Yellowcake-chosen as one of the best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews-create a kaleidoscopic view of family, myth, love, landscape, and loss in a place where infinite skies and endless roads suggest a world of possibility, yet dreams are deceiving, like an oasis, just beyond reach.

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