by Joan Burbick


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Based on the 2009 shooting of a Nez Perce man by an Idaho State Police officer, Stripland follows four characters whose lives were upended by this death. Reality bends and perceptions warp as each one travels the same route from the McDonald’s at the base of 21st Street up the hill to Dave's Pawn Shop on Thain Road in the city of Lewiston, Idaho. The separate stories of a homeless man, a woman lawyer, a bereft photographer and an internet trickster eventually intersect and overlap as they try to understand, exploit, or seek revenge for the killing.

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ISBN-13: 9781946970947
Publisher: redbat books
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Series: Redbat Books Pacific Northwest Writers Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

For more than thirty years, Joan Burbick lived in the Palouse region of northern Idaho and eastern Washington writing and teaching at Washington State University with periodic stints as a visiting professor at universities in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Warsaw. At present, she resides on an island off the coast of Washington. Her two nonfiction books, Rodeo Queens and the American Dream and Gun Show Nation: Gun Culture and American Democracy were based on years of interviewing people about how the myths of the West shape everyday life. These interviews led her to many people whose lives were dramatically altered by violence. And their stories led her to STRIPLAND, her first novel.

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