by Nel Rand



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/22/2007

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9781583482841
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 286
ISBN : 9780595899302

About the Book

In the lush literary tradition of such acclaimed Southern writers as Flannery O'Connor and Katherine Anne Porter comes an extraordinary tale of one woman's search to uncover a past full of haunting family secrets.

Thirty-one-year-old Ellie Moon intends to use the summer of 1967 to regroup after her recent divorce. When her estranged father, Tiny, unexpectedly shows up at her Missouri home and asks her to go with him to New Orleans, Ellie seizes the chance to get away-and to maybe understand why her father abandoned his young family twenty years ago.

Father and daughter follow the Mississippi River flyway from St. Louis to the Big Easy, dodging a crazed Kentucky sheriff hell-bent on catching Tiny and running into an eccentric cast of colorful characters. In the midst of late-night poker games, eating contests, and a near-drowning in the Mississippi River, Ellie's proximity to her father triggers blurred recollections of being dirty, of washing her hands again and again but never feeling clean. And when the images snap into focus, Ellie remembers the dark secrets she hid from herself since childhood.

About the Author

Nel Rand was born a stone?s throw from the Mississippi River in St. Louis and grew up in Kentucky and southern Illinois. Mississippi Flyway is her first novel, and she is currently working on a collection of short stories. Rand lives near Portland, Oregon.