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Description - Home and Away by Joanne Meschery

Spanning the 100-day Persian Gulf War and a small California town's girls' basketball season, Home and Away is the story of Hedy Gallagher Castle, a woman who has reached a crossroads in her life. A straddler by nature, Hedy finds herself doing a balancing act on all fronts as her daughter approaches womanhood, her father enters a no-man's-land of bewilderment after a stroke, and her husband departs in search of the lost athletic glory of his youth. At the same time, the divisive political issues of the greater world--the Gulf War, abortion, gay rights, and fundamentalism--encroach on Hedy's increasingly fragile private one. As the tensions mount, Hedy learns to take a side--her own side--for the first time in her life, reawakening to a sense of love and loss.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520213425
ISBN-10: 0520213424
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joanne Meschery

Joanne Meschery is the author of A Gentleman's Guide to the Frontier (1991), In a High Place (1981) and Truckee: A History (1978).