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Author : Claire Vaye Watkins
Publisher : GRANTA BOOKS
ISBN# : 9781847084798
Pages : 288
Price :INR 1911
Offer Price:INR 1701
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The stories in Battleborn all unfold in Watkinss home state of Nevada, from down south in Nye County and Las Vegas, to Reno, Lake Tahoe, Virginia City and the Black Rock Desert, the site of Burning Man. We are introduced to a very specific small-town America, to those homes and lives off the highway - the ones travellers and writers usually bypass on their way to somewhere else. While the locations are ordinary, the characters and Watkinss telling of their lives is anything but. There is the man who finds a cache of letters, pills and a photograph abandoned by the side of the road and as he writes to the man he imagines left them behind, reveals moving truths about himself (The Last Thing We Need); the man in late middle age who finds a troubled, pregnant teen dying in the desert and, through her, begins to dream of regaining the family he lost (Man-O-War); the brothers caught in the early days of the gold rush (The Diggings); and the sisters unable to comfort each other following their mothers suicide (Graceland). And there is the first story (Ghosts, Cowboys), a semi-autobiographical account of a troubled - and infamous - family history. These are stories to take the reader right to the heart of a truly American experience - face pressed up against a window, peeking past the unwashed panes to watch lives unfold. In their very specificity, these are stories that are also universal.

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