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Death Valley : a novel / Melissa Broder.

Broder, Melissa, (author).

A darkly funny novel about grief that becomes a desert survival story. In Melissa Broder's astounding new novel, a woman arrives alone at a Best Western seeking respite from an emptiness that plagues her. She has fled to the California desert to escape a cloud of sorrow-- both for her father in the ICU and a disabled husband whose illness is worsening. What the motel provides, however, is not peace but a path, thanks to a receptionist who recommends a nearby hike. Out on the sun-scorched trail, the woman encounters a towering cactus whose size and shape mean it should not exist in California. Yet the cactus is there, with a gash through its side that beckons like a familiar door. So she enters it. What this woman finds inside this mystical succulent sets her on a journey at once desolate and rich, hilarious and poignant.

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  • ISBN: 9781668024843
  • ISBN: 1668024845
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2023.
Subject: Women novelists > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Cactus > Fiction.
Married people > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity FIC BRO DEA 2023 (Text) 31001101906650 Adult Fiction Checked Out 04/25/2024

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