cover of book
 

BUY FROM PUBLISHER


Available as an ebook at:
Apple iBooks
Kobo



The Beforeland: A Novel
by Corinna Vallianatos
Acre Books, 2020
eISBN: 978-1-946724-39-7 | Paper: 978-1-946724-38-0

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | REVIEWS | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In The Beforeland, a boy’s desperate act of rebellion against his grandmother reverberates outward, causing rifts and reckonings in the lives of others: a man fleeing his own troubled family who becomes the grandson’s unwitting accomplice; a poet struggling with the limitations of language and his wife’s distance; the proprietor of a dying motel; and the grandmother herself, who finds love for the first time as she recuperates from her injury. Set in the Mojave Desert and the suburbs of Southern California, this revelatory novel moves swiftly among characters who are caught between the deprivations of the past and the mysteries of the future. With unflinching precision, Vallianatos unearths the vulnerability and volatility at our cores.

See other books on: Fiction | Novel | Vallianatos, Corinna
See other titles from Acre Books
More to explore: Popular Culture