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'“In prose of passionate intensity, Melanie Rae Thon takes us on a journey into the peopled and animated heart of White Falls, Idaho. She gently quarries her way towards the very soul of her heroine, exploring the strangely erotic, and vibrantly lyrical, world she inhabits. Thon has a distinctive and dazzling voice.” —Caryl Phillips “[Melanie Rae Thon’s] instincts for chronicling the passions of childhood and adolescence seek a correspondence not in coldly crystalline prose, but in highly evolved music. D.H. Lawrence would have read her with a brother’s pride and jealousy.” —The Threepenny Review “A dangerous and intricately drawn novel—rich and aching with desire. The prose is wonderfully layered and precise, the lyricism sharp and often unexpected.” —The Washington Post Book World “Poignant and beautiful . . . burrows into the heart of Iona Moon to give a rare glimpse of a young girl’s triumphant coming of age in a landscape that offers no sympathy.” — People “Thon weaves a Faulknerian tale. . . . It is her considerable achievement that she is able to lay bare the scarred psyches of both men and women.” —Boston Review “Melanie Rae Thon gives us a powerful account of those who long to love while they walk on reality’s pained limbs.” —Chicago Tribune “Thon’s characters are vivid, her descriptions stark, her prose well crafted, her story brimming with despair.” —Library Journal'
Publisher: Open Road Media