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Traveling the same route unknowingly, Gant and Umberto cross paths while "flying without wings" in the middle of a tornado. Becoming partners, the two sojourners continue together down their road learning about each other, but more importantly, about themselves and the relationships with those they love, have loved, or will come to love.

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2000 Hardcover Very good Vg jacket Remainder mark, shows some edge rubbing to the dust jacket. () Mercury Gant climbs aboard his motorcycle and leaves behind his entire life. ... Umberto Santana walks out of a bank with $314, 000 in stolen cash, and his girlfriend, Graciela, pregnant with his baby. Traveling the same route unknowingly, Gant and Umberto cross paths while flying without wings in the middle of a tornado. A Cure for Gravity is bound tightly together with strands of magic and its workings in everyday life. All orders are. Read more Show Less

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Overview

Traveling the same route unknowingly, Gant and Umberto cross paths while "flying without wings" in the middle of a tornado. Becoming partners, the two sojourners continue together down their road learning about each other, but more importantly, about themselves and the relationships with those they love, have loved, or will come to love.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this messy but charming tale of one teenage boy's lucky bank robbery, Arthur Rosenfeld takes us not only cross-country, from South Florida to Port Townsend, Wash., but also across a few spiritual dimensions, such as the one separating life and death. The boy, Umberto Santana, robs a bank in Boca Raton on the day when the bills are unmarked. The bank has brought in this money for Suzanne Emerson, an heiress with a taste for expensive antique automobiles, who wants cash on hand so that she can drive a hard bargain at an upcoming auction. Umberto's dumb luck holds as he gets out of town on his Honda. His cross-country trip is lonely, however, until he meets up with Mercury Gant, who is also fleeing Florida, on his 20-year-old motorcycle. Gant is trying to shake his memories of his ex-lover, Caroline, who was lovely, smart and gruesomely widowed; her husband apparently shot himself and their boy, Xavier. Or did he? That story unfurls in Gant's mind as he makes his way to the last bit of his recent past--his daughter, living with Caroline's mother in Port Townsend. Meanwhile, in Florida, Umberto's robbery has caused some excitement: a U.S. senator in the bank at the time died of an asthma attack brought on by stress, and her husband is out for the perpetrator's blood. Eagle Cooper, the FBI agent investigating the case, quickly falls in love with beautiful Suzanne. When Umberto's father uses cash to buy a Jaguar from Suzanne, Eagle closes in, and a sadder, wiser Umberto performs a charitable act. Rosenfeld throws too many subplots into his zany mix, and the dialogue is often corny, but there's a bravura innocence at the heart of this offbeat novel that eventually wins the reader's affection. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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"A Cure for Gravity is the kind of stunning surprise that comes along once a year, if we're lucky."—Sun-Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

"A novel of surprising imagination and stylistic daring....A Cure for Gravity rises to near greatness as a piece of home-grown Magical Realism. Touching, scary, hilarious."—Knight Ridder News Service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312874551
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/6/2000
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur Rosenfeld is a Multiple Black-belt holder in Chinese Martial Arts. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2002

    Fantastic modern story of magic

    I really enjoyed this book. Although sometimes simple, it was always entertaining. The author's love for the subject matter was strongly communicated. His descriptions of motorcycle-riding, the northwest, Florida, and of these charismatic people gave me an enthusiasm for each.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2000

    A Fast Paced Modern Novel

    The Cure for Gravity is a modern novel in the best sense. It moves quickly like modern life with a fast stepping story line filled with adventures, quirky characters- all of whom you'll like- And some way out sub-plots. You'll almost feel like you're riding a bike on the California coast on one page and sailing off Florida on the next. There's just enough tension drawn on the situations our heros are in as well as the anticipated resolving of story lines to keep the pages turning. The author does a great job in tying things together after a great ride- and read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2000

    Fresh Voice, Lovely writing! Great Story!

    I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of this book and all I can say is WOW! The writing is wonderfully fresh and the story is captivating. With rich and kooky characters and themes of love and frienship to murder and betrayal, this book is one I could NOT put down. I think I'm in love...a definite two thumbs up!

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