Bright Before Us

By: Arnold-Ratliff, Katie

Price: $54.00

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Book Condition: Fine


280pp. 5.2" x 7.5". Signed on the title page by the author, book is tight and unread. This is the author's debut novel, and is Volume 26 in Powell's Books Indiespensable series. Jacket is Brodart protected and a set of Indiespensable interview cards is included.


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Facing the prospect of fatherhood, disillusioned by his fledgling teaching career, and mourning the loss of a former relationship, Francis Mason is a prisoner of his past mistakes. When his second-grade class discovers a dead body during a field trip to a San Francisco beach, Francis spirals into unbearable grief and all-consuming paranoia. As his behavior grows increasingly erratic, and tensions arise with the school principal and the parents of his students, he faces the familiar urge to flee--a choice that forces him to confront the character weaknesses that have shattered his life again and again, and to accept the wrenching truth about the past he's never been able to move beyond. A haunting debut novel, Bright Before Us explores the fraught journey toward adulthood, the nature of memory, and the startling limits to which we are driven by grief.

Title: Bright Before Us

Author Name: Arnold-Ratliff, Katie

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Portland, Tin House Books: 2011

ISBN Number: 1935639196

ISBN Number 13: 9781935639190

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000994