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Red Sands: A Novel

Red Sands: A Novel

by James O'Keeffe
Red Sands: A Novel

Red Sands: A Novel

by James O'Keeffe


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In the desert outside El Paso stands an aging drive-in movie theater named after the unusual patch of rust-colored sand on which it was built: the Red Sands. Twenty years ago it was a state-of-the-art cinematic oasis; now, in the summer of 1982, it's a dilapidated relic, host mainly to B-list exploitation movies, Friday-night drunks, local trailer-trash, and a shady cast of employees.

But during that same extraordinary summer the Red Sands Drive-In will undergo a brief renaissance, brought on partly by the efforts of three 'square peg" high-school kids, and partly by the release of the popular movie E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial. In the process they will come to know the drive-in's owner, whose past holds more than one terrible secret, and they'll be drawn into a feud between him and a rival businessman. What follows is more than any of them bargained for, including a showdown with a major high-school bully, an unofficial 'exorcism" on the drive-in itself, a blossoming teenage romance or two.and, just maybe, one teenager's learning to make peace with his mother's death.

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ISBN-13: 9780595389148
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2006
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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