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Nearly Nowhere (Switchblade) (Paperback)

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Having moved with her teen daughter Ruby to the secluded village of Zamora, Kate Ryan hopes to embrace an uneventful life among the Spanish farmers of northern New Mexico in this gritty, southwestern thriller. When Kate invites the wrong drifter into her home and life, the delicate peace of her domain shatters. But when the drifter is shot and Ruby disappears, the quiet village erupts with confusion and fear. As the Spanish farmers camp outside the Ryan house and offer their quixotic and profound support, everyone in town—including the sheriff, the local doctor, Ruby's friend and his mother, and the clinic's nurse—has a different theory on Troy's assailant, Ruby's kidnapping, and the discovery of an unidentified corpse. Written in prose as stark and beautiful as New Mexico's landscape, this stirring novel is filled with ominous surprises as it travels the back roads from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness.

About the Author

Summer Brenner is the author of I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex; Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco; and My Life in Clothes. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Praise For…

"With her beautifully wrought sentences and dialogue that bring characters alive, Summer Brenner weaves a gripping and dark tale of mysterious crime based in spiritually and naturally rich northern New Mexico and beyond."  —Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author, Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico

"Summer Brenner's Nearly Nowhere has the breathless momentum of [a] white-water river . . . packs enough into its pages to fight well above its weight class."  —Michael Harris, author, The Chieu Hoi Saloon

"It's because the characters are so richly drawn, the writing so elegant, the rural Western landscape so exquisitely described, that you don't realize at first what Brenner has done to you; how she's loaded up the dory, strapped you in, and loosed you down this terrifying river. And, then, of course, it's too late. Nearly Nowhere is a beautiful and chilling novel."  —Benjamin Whitmer, author, Pike

"Brenner knows how to pen a nice turn of phrase. Nearly Nowhere is a wonderfully understated story of generational secrets and misunderstanding." —
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604863062
ISBN-10: 1604863064
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: October 5th, 2012
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Switchblade