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Valentine (Hardcover)

| HarperCollins | 3/31/2020

ISBN-10 : 0062913263   ISBN-13 : 9780062913265   List Price : $26.99

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An instant New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." &;Ron Charles, the Washington Post

Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.

Mercy is hard in a place like this . . .

It&;s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town&;s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow.

In the early hours of the morning after Valentine&;s Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead&;s ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field&;an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences.

Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader&;s heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women&;s strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0062913263
  • ISBN-13: 9780062913265
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.02 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 1.06 (d)
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