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Josey Rose Jane Wood

Josey Rose

Jane Wood

Published
ISBN : 9780684837918
Hardcover
288 pages
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A spellbinding novel of family secrets and forbidden love, this moving tale of innocence and misplaced souls echoes the intensity of the novels of Alice Hoffman and of Sheri Reynolds The Rapture of Canaan.Funny and heartbreaking at the sameMoreA spellbinding novel of family secrets and forbidden love, this moving tale of innocence and misplaced souls echoes the intensity of the novels of Alice Hoffman and of Sheri Reynolds The Rapture of Canaan.Funny and heartbreaking at the same time...a novel of secrets. -- Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle and Riding ShotgunJosey Roses childhood has been molded by such mysterious secrets as the whereabouts of his missing mother, whom he suspects is still alive- the inexplicable abuse of his father Willie, a man who can empty a whiskey bottle as quickly as he can fill it up again with tiny model wonderlands- and by the bizarre actions of Grandma Ru, a slightly mad woman who knows far more than she can reveal.Joseys life takes an irrevocable turn when he meets the enchanting and vulnerable Lily, a young woman who lives in an abandoned chapel in the woods and has a deep, yet unexplained connection to Joseys family. Both victims of Willie Roses torment, Josey and Lily quickly find comfort in one another -- and within the gray area between mystery and truth they discover that the only escape from their present lives is through the past.In the novels compassionate investigation of moral truths, this hypnotic tale is at once Joseys confession and his defense.