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The Resource The Golden State

The Golden State

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The Golden State
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The Golden State
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A gorgeous, raw debut novel about a young woman braving the ups and downs of motherhood in a fractured AmericaIn Lydia Kiesling's razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey. Bucking under the weight of being a single parent-her Turkish husband is unable to return to the United States because of a "processing error"-Daphne takes refuge in a mobile home left to her by her grandparents in hopes that the quiet will bring clarity.But clarity proves elusive. Over the next ten days Daphne is anxious, she behaves a little erratically, she drinks too much. She wanders the town looking for anyone and anything to punctuate the long hours alone with the baby. Among others, she meets Cindy, a neighbor who is active in a secessionist movement, and befriends the elderly Alice, who has traveled to Altavista as she approaches the end of her life. When her relationships with these women culminate in a dangerous standoff, Daphne must reconcile her inner narrative with the reality of a deeply divided world.Keenly observed, bristling with humor, and set against the beauty of a little-known part of California, The Golden State is about class and cultural breakdowns, and desperate attempts to bridge old and new worlds. But more than anything, it is about motherhood: its voracious worry, frequent tedium, and enthralling, wondrous love
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The Golden State
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Label
The Golden State
Publication
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digital storage
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unknown
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OVERDRIVE:b0e07951-ac8b-4085-b293-c57a86174b9b
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781538586839
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