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Phoenix Rising. Karen Hesse

Phoenix Rising.

Karen Hesse

Published
ISBN : 9783423781183
Paperback
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 About the Book 

Nyles life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyles modest world fills with protective masks,MoreNyles life with her grandmother on their Vermont sheep farm advances rhythmically through the seasons until the night of the accident at the Cookshire nuclear power plant. Without warning, Nyles modest world fills with protective masks, evacuations, contaminated food, disruptions, and mistrust.Nyle adjusts to the changes. As long as the fallout continues blowing to the East, Nyle, Gran, and the farm can go on. But into this uncertain haven stumble Ezra Trent and his mother, refugees from the heart of the accident, who take temporary shelter in the back bedroom of Nyles house.The back bedroom is the dying room: It took her mother when Nyle was six- it stole away her grandfather just two years ago. Now Ezra is back there and Nyle doesnt want to open her heart to him. Too many times shes let people in, only to have them desert her.Karen Hesses voice and vision are grounded in truth- she takes on a nearly unharnessable subject, contains it, and makes it resonate with honesty. Part love story, part coming of age, this is a tour de force by a gifted writer.