Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

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"Joseph March, a twenty-one-year-old working class kid from Seattle, has just graduated from college and his future beckons, unencumbered, limitless, magnificent. Joe's life implodes when he starts to suffer the symptoms of bipolar disorder, and, not long after, his mother, Anne-Marie March, beats a stranger to death with a hammer. Joe moves to White Pine, Washington, where Anne-Marie is serving time and his father has set up house. He is followed by Tess Wolff, a fiercely independent woman with whom he is in love. Meanwhile, Joe's mother is gradually being transformed into a national heroine. Many see her crime as a furious, exasperated act of righteous rebellion. Tess, too, is under her spell. Spurred on by Anne-Marie's example, she enlists Joe in a plan that will forever change their lives."--Cover flap.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2016
ISBN: 9781609453640
Branch Call Number: MAKSIK
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 21 cm


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Dec 26, 2016

I liked this at the start but it just went on too long. Although I wanted to see how the author ended the tale, I had to force myself to finish it.
It would have made a much better novella of shorter length, although the 2 page chapters were short enough anyway. It was interesting to those living in the Seattle area for its 90s references, but I wouldn't recommend it.


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