Patrick Ryan's first work of fiction is written with such authority, grace, and wisdom, it might be the capstone of a distinguished literary career. In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden hurricanes, Teresa Kerrigan, ungrounded by two divorces, tries to hold her life together. But her ex-husbands linger in the background while her four children spin away to their own separate futures, each carrying the baggage of a complex family history. Matt serves as caretaker to the ailing father who abandoned him as a child, while his wild teenage sister, Karen, hides herself in marriage to a born-again salesman. Joe, a perpetual outsider, struggles with a private sibling rivalry that nearly derails him. And then there's the youngest, Frankie, an endearing, eccentric sci-fi freak who's been searching since childhood for intelligent life in the universe--and finds it. Written with wry affection, and with compassion for every character in its pages,Send Meis a wholly original, haunting evocation of family love, loss, and, ultimately, forgiveness. From the Hardcover edition.
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|Grouping Title||send me|
|Grouping Author||ryan patrick|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-03-02 01:49:41AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-12-13 03:20:38AM|
|author||Ryan, Patrick, 1965-|
|owning_library_basalt||Basalt Regional Library|
|subject_facet||Brothers and sisters -- Fiction|
Children of divorced parents -- Fiction
Divorced mothers -- Fiction
Florida -- Fiction
Parent and child -- Fiction
|title_full||Send me / Patrick Ryan|
|topic_facet||Brothers and sisters|
Children of divorced parents
Parent and child