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Lost Canyon (Hardcover) (Nina Revoyr)

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"Revoyr [is] an edgy and spellbinding writer with an uncanny gift for aligning human struggles with nature's glory and perils....With ravishing descriptions of the magnificent landscape, unrelenting suspense, incisive psychology, and shrewd perspectives on matters of race and gender, Revoyr has created a gripping tale of unintended adventure and profound transformation."--Booklist, Starred review"Revoyr travels LA's patchwork neighborhoods--delineating gangs and money, color and prejudice--and nicely sketches 'the grand, untamed Sierra.' LikeDeliverance, a tense...morality tale formed in the crucible of physical duress."--Kirkus Reviews"Revoyr expertly captures the calming effects of forest, creeks, looming canyon walls on city dwellers...ImagineDeliverance set on the contemporary West Coast."--BBC, "2015's Best Beach Reads""Four unlikely Angelenos on a backpacking trip in the High Sierra discover that the perils of contemporary life don't stop at the trailhead. Rarely have the glories and hardship of backcountry travel, and the grandeur of this landscape, been so effectively portrayed. Revoyr strikes gold with this unexpected, fast-moving tale of high-altitude danger."--Janet Fitch, author of Paint It Black"Four urbanites from Los Angeles embark on an uncharted trail, invoking shadows ofDeliverance in this fast-paced story which celebrates the mountain world of rock, sky, and woods. Nina Revoyr's wilderness thriller leaves readers as breathless as the hikers."--Ron Carlson, author of The Signal"Nobody knows Los Angeles like Nina Revoyr! Sharp-witted and big-hearted, Lost Canyon shows us what happens when the melting pot boils over. If you're brave enough to handle the truth about American race relations, this is the book for you."--Tayari Jones, author of Silver SparrowPraise for Wingshooters:"A searing, anguished novel....The narration and pace are expertly calibrated."--Los Angeles Times"Hauntingly provocative...an excellent choice for book discussion groups."--Library JournalFour people on a backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada find more adventure than they ever imagined. Each of them is drawn to the mountains for reasons as diverse as their own lives. Gwen Foster, a counselor for at-risk youth, is struggling with burnout from the demands of her job and with the loss of one of her teens. Real estate agent Oscar Barajas is adjusting to the fall of the housing market and being a single parent. Todd Harris, an attorney, is stuck in a lucrative but unfulfilling career--and in a failing marriage. They are all brought together by their trainer, Tracy Cole, a former athlete with a taste for risky pursuits.When the hikers start up a pristine mountain trail that hasn't been traveled in years, all t
Number of Pages: 319.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Nina Revoyr
Language: English
Street Date: August 25, 2015
TCIN: 16983557
UPC: 9781617753534
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-8552

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