Five Mile Lake (Paperback)

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Stuck in a town near Scranton, Pennsylvania are Jamie and Mary. Mary is working at a bakery while taking care of her veteran brother, and Jamie is taking care of his ill mother. When Jamie's brother, Rufus, comes to visit from New York with his girlfriend, Peta, to hopefully bolster their waning relationship, desires of lives passing by are brought to the surface. Five Mile Lake is a tender, realistic portrayal of relationships between those who leave to the city, those who stay home, and those.

Praise For…

"Five Mile Lake contains all that passion, betrayal, violence and heartbreak in the pauses between words [...] has a gift for quotidian dialogue with a deep well of subtext. It doesn’t really sound like dialogue. It sounds like the way people talk." - Los Angeles Times

"An artful if modest examination of country versus city mores in an up-to-date context." - The Hollywood Reporter

"[...] understated yet touching [...] Ms. Bonds makes artful use of commonplace language and nonverbal vocal intonations like 'ummm' and 'gaaahhh.'" - The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780573706707
ISBN-10: 0573706700
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2017
Pages: 78
Language: English