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The Risen

The Risen (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Rash, Ron

Estranged for decades after a turbulent 1969 summer spent with a free-spirited redhead, two brothers are forced by a shocking reminder to confront the past events that divided them.

ISBN 9780062497093
Published 15 October 2016 by Newbury House Publishers,U.S.
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780062497093
ISBN-10 006249709X
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Newbury House Publishers,U.S.
Imprint Newbury House Publishers,U.S.
Publication Date 15 October 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Rash, Ron
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 240 pp
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 226mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Domestic fiction, Brothers, Large type books, Murder - Investigation, Alcoholics
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 701816

Description of this Book

New York Times bestselling author Ron Rash demonstrates his superb narrative skills in this suspenseful and evocative tale of two brothers whose lives are altered irrevocably by the events of one long-ago summerand one bewitching young womanand the secrets that could destroy their lives. While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet the entrancing Ligeia. A sexy, free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town until the fall, Ligeia will not only bewitch the two brothers, but lure them into a struggle that reveals the hidden differences in their natures. Drawn in by her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude, Eugene falls deeper under her spell. Ligeia introduces him to the thrills and pleasures of the counterculture movement, then in its headiest moment. But just as the movement's youthful optimism turns dark elsewhere in the country that summer, so does Eugene and Ligeia's brief romance. Eugene moves farther and farther away from his brother, the cautious and dutiful Bill, and when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable. Decades later, their relationship is still turbulent, and the once close brothers now lead completely different lives. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, a paragon of the community, while Eugene, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer, and the girl he cannot forget. The deeper he delves into his memories, the closer he comes to finding the truth. But can Eugene's recollections be trusted? And will the truth set him free and offer salvation . . . or destroy his damaged life and everyone he loves?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Rash pulls the reader in with an element of suspense injected into his astute exploration of the clash of cultures, past and present.--Booklist

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