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Wingshooters (Paperback)

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$15.95
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March 2011 Indie Next List


“An abandoned young girl narrates this tale set in 1974 in a small Wisconsin town as it plummets and tumbles into heartbreak. 'You don't belong here,' the townspeople tell the mixed-race schoolgirl and anyone else who is not like them. Revoyr's voice vibrates with the spiritual and physical isolation - without adornment or illusion - that is reminiscent of the writings of Carson McCullers. The pacing is perfect, and Wingshooters captures fully the tragedy of personal rejection resulting from racial tension as it explores both connection and loss and the enduring bonds of family.”
— James Harris, Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA

June 2011 Indie Next List


“An abandoned young girl narrates this tale set in 1974 in a small Wisconsin town as it plummets and tumbles into heartbreak. 'You don't belong here,' the townspeople tell the mixed-race schoolgirl and anyone else who is not like them. Revoyr's voice vibrates with the spiritual and physical isolation - without adornment or illusion - that is reminiscent of the writings of Carson McCullers. The pacing is perfect, and Wingshooters captures fully the tragedy of personal rejection resulting from racial tension as it explores both connection and loss and the enduring bonds of family.”
— James Harris, Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA

Description


In Nina Revoyr's best novel to date, the events of 1974 forever change Michelle LeBeau, her town, and her family.

About the Author


Nina Revoyr is the author of three previous novels, "The Necessary Hunger, Southland, " and "The Age of Dreaming. Southland" was a Book Sense 76 pick, won the Lambda Literary Award, and was a "Los Angeles Times" "Best Book" of 2003. "The Age of Dreaming" was a finalist for the 2008 "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. Revoyr is currently a visiting professor at Pitzer College and vice president of a large non-profit children's organization. She lives in Los Angeles.

Praise For…


"Nina Revoyr is one of my favorite writers . . . Wingshooters is a gem of a novel--filled with beautiful language, thoughtful observations on life, deep heartache, and determined acceptance."
--Lisa See, author of Shanghai Girls

"Nina Revoyr's young protagonist and her searing, skillfully told story are unforgettable. Don't miss it."
--Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund

Product Details
ISBN: 9781936070718
ISBN-10: 1936070715
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication Date: February 8th, 2011
Pages: 250
Language: English

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Staff Picks

For fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history. - Linnea