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Gravesend Light
By David Payne

Gravesend Light

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Gravesend Light by David Payne

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Twenty-eight-year-old anthropologist Joe Madden a character readers first met as eleven-year-old Joey in this best-selling author's 1993 novel, Ruin Creek has returned to his family s summer home on North Carolina s Outer Banks to begin a new ethnographic study. Joe s subject is Little Roanoke, an isolated coastal fishing village threatened by the encroachment of modern civilization. Here he meets two people who will alter the course of his future: Ray Bristow, a fisherman and ex-con who teaches Joe more than just the ropes of one of the world s most dangerous professions, and Day Shaughnessey, a Yale-educated OB/GYN and ardent feminist whose pro-choice views are at odds with the deeply religious people of Little Roanoke. As Joe and Day embark on a passionate love affair, his growing respect for the villagers traditions and their heritage of pride and sacrifice comes sharply into conflict with Day s liberal beliefs. Culminating in a savage winter storm at sea, Gravesend Light is an unforgettable story of family, love, heroism, and personal redemption. Payne knows the hopes, fears, and habits of his characters. . . . He writes of a people and a place from deep in his heart. The New York Times Book Review Some of the strongest, most demanding writing to be found in American fiction today. Los Angeles Times A wonderful book . . . David Payne is a novelist who speaks to readers lives. Chicago Tribune "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385526135
ISBN-10: 038552613X
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India

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