Sweet Hearts: A Novel

By: Thon, Melanie Rae

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First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 240 pp. Marie Zimmer has stories to tell but will not speak. Deaf since the age of nine and motherless since she was eleven, Marie is a mute witness to her family's turmoil, the only one bold enough to tell the tale of Flint and Cecile, her sister's dangerous children. At sixteen, Flint has spent eight years of his life in juvenile detention. Half child, half full-grown criminal, he escapes from the Landers School for Boys and comes home to find the one person he loves and trusts, his little sister Cecile. Together they rob and terrorize a local doctor, steal their mother's car, then strike out alone on a desperate journey south to the Crow Indian Reservation, where their ancestors once lived. Is Cecile Flint's hostage, or his accomplice? Nobody knows. Only Marie, the children's deaf aunt, understands the strange logic of their crimes, their desire and fear, their devotion to each other. Fusing family myth with American history, SWEET HEARTS exposes a never-ending chain of wandering and abandonment, the disappearance of mothers, the drowning of people. It is a devastating story, one woman's silent struggle to unravel the web of violence that has trapped her family for generations. This passionate tale is also a celebration of life in the midst of sorrow. In the fierce light of her imagination, Marie Zimmer weaves the past through the present, inventing a language of signs subtle enough to illuminate the mysterious ways in which we are all connected.

Title: Sweet Hearts: A Novel

Author: Thon, Melanie Rae

Categories: Contemporary, Signed, Modern First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2000

ISBN Number: 0395785898

ISBN Number 13: 9780395785898

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282558

Keywords: MELANIE RAE THON CONTEMPORARY FICTION,