BLOODROOT

By: GREENE, AMY

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Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, "Bloodroot "is a stunning fiction debut about the legacies--of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss--that haunt one family across the generations, from the Great Depression to today.
The novel is told in a kaleidoscope of seamlessly woven voices and centers around an incendiary romance that consumes everyone in its path: Myra Lamb, a wild young girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain; her grandmother Byrdie Lamb, who protects Myra fiercely and passes down "the touch" that bewitches people and animals alike; the neighbor boy who longs for Myra yet is destined never to have her; the twin children Myra is forced to abandon but who never forget their mother's deep love; and John Odom, the man who tries to tame Myra and meets with shocking, violent disaster. Against the backdrop of a beautiful but often unforgiving country, these lives come together--only to be torn apart--as a dark, riveting mystery unfolds.
With grace and unflinching verisimilitude, Amy Greene brings her native Appalachia--and the faith and fury of its people--to rich and vivid life. Here is a spellbinding tour de force that announces a dazzlingly fresh, natural-born storyteller in our midst.

Title: BLOODROOT

Author Name: GREENE, AMY

Categories: Literature, Fiction, Short Story Collections and Author Bios,

Publisher: KNOPF:

ISBN Number: 0307269868

ISBN Number 13: 9780307269867

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 174664

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