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The Resource A prayer for travelers, Ruchika Tomar

A prayer for travelers, Ruchika Tomar

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A prayer for travelers
Title
A prayer for travelers
Statement of responsibility
Ruchika Tomar
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sometimes characters come along that demand a new kind of novel. The young women at the center of Ruchika Tomar's A Prayer for Travelers - elusive Penny and wounded Cale - are two spirits hitchhiking through geographies of dislocation and desire. The human collisions in Tomar's novel are emotionally seismic, and they leave us haunted and unsettled." --Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master's Son Cale, a bookish loner of mysterious parentage, was abandoned by her mother and raised by her grandfather in a loving, if codependent, household. One pivotal summer, her life is upended by the discovery of a devastating secret that will change her life forever. Set adrift for the first time in her life, Cale starts waitressing at the local diner, where she reconnects with Penélope Reyes, a charismatic former classmate and all-around hustler. Penny exposes Cale to the reality that exists beyond their small town, and the girls become inseparable - until one terrifying act of violence shatters their world. When Penny vanishes without a trace, Cale must set off on a dangerous quest across the desert to find her friend, and discover herself. Told in short, deftly interweaving chapters, A Prayer for Travelers explores the complicated legacy of the American West and the trauma of female experience
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tomar, Ruchika
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Missing persons
  • Female friendship
Label
A prayer for travelers, Ruchika Tomar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780525537014
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018050220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A prayer for travelers, Ruchika Tomar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780525537014
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018050220
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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      41.772304 -88.151935
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