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Tornado Siren: a love story
     

Tornado Siren: a love story

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by Patrick Gabridge
 

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Victoria meets a man who will not just change her life, but her entire conception of reality. Their relationship threatens to carve a swath of destruction around them. These two outsiders, drawn together by the simple beauty and deadly destruction lurking on the Great Plains, must decide how much they'll sacrifice in order to stay together.

It all begins

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Victoria meets a man who will not just change her life, but her entire conception of reality. Their relationship threatens to carve a swath of destruction around them. These two outsiders, drawn together by the simple beauty and deadly destruction lurking on the Great Plains, must decide how much they'll sacrifice in order to stay together.

It all begins with footprints...

Tornado researcher Victoria Thomas discovers an impossible set of footprints in a muddy field near Memphis. They indicate that a man walked away unharmed after being engulfed by the full fury of a twister. A year later, Victoria finds an identical set of mysterious tracks in Kansas and becomes obsessed with finding this odd wanderer.

When she finally does find Ben Fulgar, Victoria can't believe her own eyes or his improbable story--he claims to have wandered the earth for centuries, from tornado to tornado. She'll risk her life (and walk across Kansas) to prove to herself that the world operates according to rational rules. During their adventures on the prairie, their relationship intensifies into a love that will be challenged by the ultimate forces of nature.

Editorial Reviews

Al Pergande
Who wants to date the guy liked by all your friends and relatives? And would love still interest you if you had to beat off attractive supplicants? That sums up the premise of this interesting and touching story of lust and low-pressure systems set in the plains of Oklahoma...

Tornado Siren is a fun read, suitable for the beach or the plane. The romance feels real, the storms feel oppressive.
Barbara Bamberger Scott
Tornado Siren is "deftly written and one hopes it will garner much deserved attention."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012657398
Publisher:
Patrick Gabridge
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
152 KB

Meet the Author

Patrick Gabridge is an award-winning playwright and novelist. His work for stage has been produced in theaters across the United States, as well as in Australia, Canada, and Mexico. His plays include Fire on Earth, Constant State of Panic, and Pieces of Whitey. His radio plays have aired on NPR and other stations across the country.

He grew up in central Illinois, prime tornado territory. “Tornado sirens were very much a part of our lives, every summer. I remember hiding in our basement as the skies turned green, and driving past overturned mobile homes. I was always fascinated with tornadoes.”

Gabridge’s connection to science and scientists runs deep. The son of a microbiologist, he attended MIT to study computer science. “Science was part of the air in my house while I was growing up. I spent half my childhood in my dad’s lab, looking through microscopes.” Much of his work for the stage and screen has focused on science and scientists, including the award-winning plays, Reading the Mind of God, about the astronomers Kepler and Tycho, and Blinders, a satire on science and the media.

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Tornado Siren 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book is really amazing. It tells u about what the siren dose and what it is meant for and it was meant for the tornado warrning. So it was tecknettly is is for a storm with a torndo on the ground or for alot of tornadose that mite be on the ground. The siren is for storms that are really bad like the one we had last year and rango was comeplettly gone or destroyed in that case. So i think hat his book gives lots of information on what a tornadoe siren it for so yep i think that i am done now lets see.................yes. By:Kristine and i am in 5th grade.
mikeoplasma More than 1 year ago
"Tornado Siren" is a delightful mix of relationships, weather, romance, science, geography and adventure. The author is an accomplished playwright (I have seen several of his works performed), and his first novel reflects his considerable experience in storytelling. He has a unique ability to weave a story on a basic framework and then let the characters evolve in the reader's mind. This wonderful wordsmith has produced a delightful novel...and now we can look forward to his next.
RosepetalLR More than 1 year ago
I love this book! It's a beautiful romantic and mystical story that you don't want to end. It is beautifully written and has well developed and really interesting characters. I wish the author would write a sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My dear kristine i am also in fith grade well.... now sixth but i know alot about weather and no the sirens do not go off when the tornado touches down they go off when it shows rotation not when it touches down unless they didnt pick it up and a storm chaser calls it in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good