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Crossers
(Book)

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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
447 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Fiction
Fiction Caputo
Description
From the acclaimed author ofActs of Faith("A miracle . . . You can hardly conceive of a more affecting reading experience"--Houston Chronicle), a blistering new novel about the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border and about the unyielding power of the past to shape our lives. Taking us from the turn of the twentieth century to our present day, from the impoverished streets of rural Mexico to the manicured lawns of suburban Connecticut, from the hot and dusty air of an isolated ranch to New York City in the wake of 9/11, Caputo gives us an impeccably crafted story about three generations of an Arizona family forced to confront the violence and loss that have become its inheritance. When Gil Castle loses his wife in the Twin Tower attacks, he retreats to his family's sprawling homestead in a remote corner of the Southwest. Consumed by grief, he has to find a way to live with his loss in this strange, forsaken part of the country, where drug lords have more power than police and violence is a constant presence. But it is also a world of vast open spaces, where Castle begins to rebuild his belief in the potential for happiness--until he starts to uncover the dark truths about his fearsome grandfather, a legacy that has been tightly shrouded in mystery in the years since the old man's death. When Miguel Espinoza shows up at the ranch, terrified after two friends were murdered in a border-crossing drug deal gone bad, Castle agrees to take him in. Yet his act of generosity sets off a flood of violence and vengeance, a fierce reminder of the fact that while he may be able to reinvent himself, he may never escape his history. Searingly dramatic, bold and timely,Crossersis Philip Caputo's most ambitious and brilliantly realized novel yet.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375411670, 0375411674

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In a tale inspired by the brutality and beauty of life on the Arizona-Mexico border, September 11 widower Gil Castle finds his efforts to heal challenged by dark truths about his fearsome grandfather and retaliations against an act of kindness.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Caputo, P. (2009). Crossers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Caputo, Philip. 2009. Crossers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Caputo, Philip, Crossers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Caputo, Philip. Crossers. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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