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Perris, California : a novel

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"In this unforgettable debut novel, twenty-seven-year-old Tessa, pregnant with her third child and living in a trailer on her mother-in-law's property, encounters the woman she used to love-leading Tessa to question the very foundations of the life she'sbuilt Abandoned by first her father and then her mother, as a girl Tessa is left to live with her abusive stepfather and stepbrother. She survives by finding reserves of strength in herself, and by the surprising, transformative love of another teenage girl, Mel, who sees through Tessa's tough exterior to the vulnerable, scarred, loving woman inside. When she suddenly loses Mel, too, Tessa stumbles into a saving grace of a different kind with Henry and his mama, Angie, becoming a mother and finding herself in a familial existence that somehow carries her into adulthood-until the day she runs into Mel, who has just returned to Perris after years away. Filled with violence, tragedy, tenderness, longing, and the unvarnished courage of women living in a mostly unseen America, Perris, California is the utterly gripping story of Tessa's journey from trauma to healing, and it introduces us to one of the most indelible female characters since Bone Boatwright in Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina or Ruth Langmore in Ozark"--

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Greenburgh Public Library STARK (Text)
New Fiction
31009154330165
Checked out
05/04/2024
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC STARK (Text)
New Book
31024153444420
Available
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North Castle Public Library FIC STA (Text)
New Fiction
31001152166790
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021153849723
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Rye Free Reading Room FICTION STARK (Text)
New Fiction
31028153540160
Checked out
04/29/2024
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FIC Stark (Text)
New Fiction
31035710091926
Checked out
05/01/2024

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