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Shelter [NOOK Book]

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In a West Virginia girls camp in July 1963, a group of children experience an unexpected rite of passage. Shelter is an astonishing portrayal of an American loss of innocence as witnessed by a drifter named Parson, two young sisters, Lenny and Alma, and a feral boy. Like Buddy, the wide-eyed boy so at home in the natural bower of the forest, Lenny and Alma are forever transformed by violence, by family secrets, by surprising turns of love. What they choose to remember, what they meet within and around the ...
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Shelter

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Overview

In a West Virginia girls camp in July 1963, a group of children experience an unexpected rite of passage. Shelter is an astonishing portrayal of an American loss of innocence as witnessed by a drifter named Parson, two young sisters, Lenny and Alma, and a feral boy. Like Buddy, the wide-eyed boy so at home in the natural bower of the forest, Lenny and Alma are forever transformed by violence, by family secrets, by surprising turns of love. What they choose to remember, what they meet within and around the boundaries of the camp, will determine the rest of their lives. In a leafy wilderness undiminished by societal rules and dilemmas, Lenny and Alma confront a terrible darkness and find in themselves a knowledge never lent them by the adult world.
Visceral, filled with suspense and surprise, Shelter is an extraordinary achievement. Jayne Anne Phillips continues to explore family ties and generational complexities. She questions the idea of the existence of evil and brings to startling immediacy the primal divinity of the isolated, mountainous landscape of rural Appalachia. Shelter is a novel of transcendent beauty by one of the finest writers of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547940816
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/12/1994
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 872,465
  • File size: 351 KB

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    Posted August 15, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2001

    Jayne Anne I love you

    How can you not love this book? The sheer nostalgia, the yearnings of young people, yeah, we were there once and wouldn't have given it up for anything. Parents out of site, love and longing near by, could life and summer get any better? No. And Phillips' story, the shelter of young girls and who they are and what they are is essential to the core of their being. I loved this book because of what you gain and what you lose and in all that exquisite romantic elusive detail. Jayne, I love you. Donald Sommerfield

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2000

    Shelter

    I think this book is wonderful and i think anyone in the mood a little joy ride should read it!

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