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Paraiso

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781628725988
Author(s): Gordon Chaplin
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Dimensions: 152 x 224 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 284

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Like a Coen brothers noir south of the border, Paraiso is a genre-bending story about love, sibling relationships, and the dark side of paradise. Peter and Wendy--their mother chose the names--felt as close as twins, despite their difference in age. As teens, they fled their wealthy Philadelphia home in the family station wagon and headed for Mexico, only to be discovered sleeping in the car on the banks of the Mississippi, in Huck Finn country. Now, many years later, estranged by an apparent betrayal as profound as their family's dysfunction, the two live separate lives, Peter as an editor in New York, Wendy as an edgy sports photographer with a taste for risk. With a new book out and an invitation to Los Cabos, she drives the Mercedes inherited from their father to Baja California, finally completing the trip begun twenty years earlier. But when the engine fails near a small town named Paraiso--Paradise--she lingers, exploring its underside in an affair with a dangerous man and, all too suddenly, becoming witness to a vicious crime. Meanwhile, in New York, Peter can't help but think of Wendy.
When, from his apartment in lower Manhattan, he watches the Twin Towers fall on a beautiful September day, he knows it's time to leave his comfortable life, go find Wendy, and make peace with his long-lost sister. A noirish tale reminiscent of David Lynch and the Coen brothers, Paraiso traces the journey from a mother's dark secret to a place where love, and even per Please click here to ask a question
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