Wingshooters

By Nina Revoyr
(Akashic Books, Paperback, 9781936070718, 250pp.)

Publication Date: February 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2011 Indie Next List
“An abandoned young girl narrates this tale set in 1974 in a small Wisconsin town as it plummets and tumbles into heartbreak. 'You don't belong here,' the townspeople tell the mixed-race schoolgirl and anyone else who is not like them. Revoyr's voice vibrates with the spiritual and physical isolation - without adornment or illusion - that is reminiscent of the writings of Carson McCullers. The pacing is perfect, and Wingshooters captures fully the tragedy of personal rejection resulting from racial tension as it explores both connection and loss and the enduring bonds of family.”
-- James Harris, Prairie Lights Books, Iowa City, IA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List


Description

In Nina Revoyr's best novel to date, the events of 1974 forever change Michelle LeBeau, her town, and her family.




About the Author
Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father, and grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of three novels. Nina has been an Associate Faculty member at Antioch University, a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, and the Remsen Bird Visiting Writer at Occidental College. She has also worked for more than a decade in the fields of child welfare and public education. Nina lives in Los Angeles with her English Springer Spaniel, Russell.
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