A Prayer for Travelers

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: Z100145131
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781984888532
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"Sometimes characters come along that demand a new kind of novel. The young women at the center of Ruchika Tomar's A Prayer for Travelers - elusive Penny and wounded Cale - are two spirits hitchhiking through geographies of dislocation and desire. The human collisions in Tomar's novel are emotionally seismic, and they leave us haunted and unsettled." -Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son Cale, a bookish loner of mysterious parentage, was abandoned by her mother and raised by her grandfather in a loving, if codependent, household. One pivotal summer, her life is upended by the discovery of a devastating secret that will change her life forever. Set adrift for the first time in her life, Cale starts waitressing at the local diner, where she reconnects with Penelope Reyes, a charismatic former classmate and all-around hustler. Penny exposes Cale to the reality that exists beyond their small town, and the girls become inseparable - until one terrifying act of violence shatters their world. When Penny vanishes without a trace, Cale must set off on a dangerous quest across the desert to find her friend, and discover herself. Told in short, deftly interweaving chapters, A Prayer for Travelers explores the complicated legacy of the American West and the trauma of female experience.

Author(s): Ruchika Tomar
Original Publish Date: Jul 09, 2019

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Author(s): Ruchika Tomar
Product Number EB00740963
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9780525537038

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