By Nicholas Evans
(Signet, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451219299, 512pp.)
Publication Date: February 6, 2007
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Evans demonstrates the same intricacy of plot and depth of characterization that defined his international best-seller The Horse Whisperer
[a] heartrending story of a family in crisis.”Booklist
For many anguished months Ben and Sarah Cooper's daughter has been on the run from the FBI, wanted for murder and acts of eco-terrorism. But when Abbie's body is found embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek, the family's devastation deepens into mystery. How did she die? And what was the trail of events that led this golden child of a loving family so tragically astray?
In a journey of discovery and redemption that takes us from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the West, The Divide tells the story of a family fractured by betrayal. It explores the pain we inflict on those we love the most and charts the passions and needs, the dashed hopes and disillusionments, that connect and divide all men and women.
Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford University after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, TV producer and screenwriter before writing four bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.
Praise for The Divide
“This beautifully written novel includes everything a reader could want…The characters truly come to life, and the reader gets to know them as intimately as friends and family. The Divide will keep you up late reading just one more page.”—The Sunday Oklahoman
“Compellingly readable.”—The Times (London)
“[Evans] reminds us that the destruction of all that’s familiar—whether by human hands or by nature—eventually ceases to be the story. What remains is how people survive.”—The Washington Post
“While Evans reveres his backdrop, he ultimately is more interested in getting the reader to go inward than outside. In Evans’s hands, that's a journey worth taking.”—USA Today
“When the frozen body of a young woman is discovered in a remote creek in the Rocky Mountains, the heartrending story of a family in crisis begins to unfold. Reaching back in time, members of the seemingly perfect Cooper family present their version of the events, emotions, and twists of fate that forever altered the benign course of their collective lives. Sure to be a runaway success, this lyrical novel runs the gamut from devastation to despair to deliverance.”—Booklist