The Color of Night

The Color of Night

Book - 2011
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Random House, Inc.
Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. What she sees in those images is different from what the rest of us would see. She revels in the pure anarchy, thrills at the destruction. These images recall memories of a childhood marked by unthinkable abuse, of her drift into a cult that committed the most shocking crime of the '60s, of her life since then as a feral and wary outsider, caught in a swirl of events at once personal, political, mythic.

Baker & Taylor
Her mental health destabilized by headline-making violence from the Manson murders to the September 11 attacks, Vegas blackjack dealer Mae endures an obsessive existence for which she wanders the desert with a rifle and is overwhelmed by memories of childhood abuse, her stint in a famous cult and the loss of a lover. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780307741882
Characteristics: 208 p. ; 21 cm


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