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"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. She lives and works in Los Angeles."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781617750182
Characteristics: 1 online resource (248 pages)
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Sep 05, 2014

Raised in Wisconsin, I decided to read this book. I was stunned at how much I enjoyed it.
Since I was raised during the integration of schools although I went to a parochial school, it was such a perceptive story.
I wept at the end.

I want to read more of her books.

debwalker May 31, 2011

Winner of the Indie Booksellers Choice Awards.

What makes a person hate? That question is central to Nina Revoyr's fourth novel, which is set in a small central Wisconsin town circa 1974. The story is narrated by young Michelle "Mikey" LeBeau, a half-Japanese outsider being raised by her bookish grandmother and her good-old-boy grandfather Charlie. Though Charlie was unhappy with his son's mixed marriage and only reluctantly took Mikey on, he's bonded with her over their shared love of the outdoors and Charlie's retired hunting dog Brett. The antipathy of the town towards Mikey, however, is nothing compared to the hatred that bubbles up with an African American couple moves to town, with the center of hatred coming from Charlie's good friend, Earl Watson, the local gun shop owner. Revoyr sure can tell a story, and though there's not a lot of gray area in her book's moral universe, Charlie LeBeau winds up being a fascinatingly tortured character.


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