Angel Fire: A Novel

Angel Fire: A Novel

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by Ron Franscell
     
 

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ANGEL FIRE is a haunting tale of two brothers; separate odysseys of self discovery. Twenty-four years after war correspondent Daniel McLeod is killed in a Viet Cong ambush, his only brother Cassidy is mysteriously drawn to their Wyoming hometown, where he must confront a lifetime of his own ghosts. Their story is about how we seek equilibrium, a delicate balance

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ANGEL FIRE is a haunting tale of two brothers; separate odysseys of self discovery. Twenty-four years after war correspondent Daniel McLeod is killed in a Viet Cong ambush, his only brother Cassidy is mysteriously drawn to their Wyoming hometown, where he must confront a lifetime of his own ghosts. Their story is about how we seek equilibrium, a delicate balance between memory and the unknown, dislocation and homecoming, loss and restoration. Set against the deceptive simplicity of a small town on the high plains, Angel Fire is a story of mythic proportions. It resonates with the rhythms of tales told for millennia, but they are written anew here, fresh as a Wyoming summer breeze. Listed by ther San Francisco Chronicle among the best novels of the 20th Century west, ANGEL FIRE was the first novel written by Ron Franscell, who would later become a best-selling author of narrative nonfiction.

Editorial Reviews

Denver Post
"Tender prose ... a heart-wrenching story of love and loss and familial connections ... Using richly descriptive, flowing prose and artful plotting, Franscell has woven together the quite impact of childhood in a small town and the complexities of adulthood. In the challenges of Daniel and Cassidy McLeod, we see our our problems and looming self-doubt. In their triumphs, we envision hopes all our own."
San Francisco Chronicle
No. 74 among the Best Novels of the 20th Century American West

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012122469
Publisher:
Laughing Owl; Berkley Books
Publication date:
01/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
650,114
File size:
237 KB

Meet the Author

A lifelong journalist and now a best-selling author, Ron Franscell grew up in Wyoming. Since debuting with ANGEL FIRE, he has written several other books, including a mystery THE DEADLINE (1999); a true-crime best-seller THE DARKEST NIGHT (2008); an evocative exploration of mass-murder survivors' lives in DELIVERED FROM EVIL (2011); and a poignantly funny account of an extraordinary road with his teenage son to the Yukon, SOURTOE (2011). He also created the ground-breaking crime-travel series, THE CRIME BUFF'S GUIDE, which explores outlaw-related sites state-by-state.

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