Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

"Pochoda's vivid, memorable novel is a real sense-of-place book... the southern California setting feels as vital and well-drawn as the motley crew of characters she's assembled here.  From the aimless college dropout to the career criminal tot the entertainment lawyer who feels tuck inside his own life, all are trying to outrun the ghosts of their pasts, and unsure what they want from the future.  Their stories gradually knit together in a graceful, surprising way, and while the ride is often an ugly trip, you wont want to look away"  - Recommended by Erika

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$26.99
ISBN: 9780062656353
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco Press - November 7th, 2017

During a typically crowded morning commute, a naked runner is dodging between the stalled cars. The strange sight makes the local news and captures the imaginations of a stunning cast of misfits and lost souls.

 

There's Ren, just out of juvie, who travels to LA in search of his mother. There's Owen and James, teenage twins who live in a desert commune, where their father, a self-proclaimed healer, holds a powerful sway over his disciples. There's Britt, who shows up at the commune harboring a dark secret. There's Tony, a bored and unhappy lawyer who is inspired by the runner. And there's Blake, a drifter hiding in the desert, doing his best to fight off his most violent instincts. Their lives will all intertwine and come crashing together in a shocking way, one that could only happen in this enchanting, dangerous city.