Listen to the Silence

Author:   Marcia Muller
Publisher:   The Women's Press Ltd
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9780704346727


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 October 2000
Format:   Paperback
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In the aftermath of her father's death, Sharon McCone uncovers a family secret - she was adopted. She now faces her most urgent quest - to find her birth parents. To her dismay this takes her to the heart of a feud where murder, undisturbed for years, is now overlaid with fresh violence.

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Author:   Marcia Muller
Publisher:   The Women's Press Ltd
Imprint:   The Women's Press Ltd
Weight:   0.220kg
ISBN:  

9780704346727


ISBN 10:   0704346729
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 October 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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Sharon McCone, who has never lacked for relatives in a jam, now finds out they may not be her relatives after all. When her dad dies, his last wish is that Sharon sort through his mountain of junk. In one box she finds adoption papers for Baby Girl Smith, with the petition that she be named Sharon! To track down her birth parents, McCone has to revisit a reservation her great-aunt Fenella stopped at 40 years before. The trail leads to laconic Elwood Farmer, who gives McCone a picture of Fenella with three young girls and a young man Elwood declines to identify. McCone, zinging around in the snazzy plane she and lover Hy Ripinsky own, is soon interviewing most of the Shoshones in Montana and winding up in Idahos Fort Hall, where Saskia Blackhawk, a Native American activist lawyer who may or may not be her mom, lies comatose in a hospital after a hit-and-run. McCone herself soon runs afoul of the aging DeCarlos, father and son, whose ties to Saskia stretch back years. Therell be more confrontations, more violence, and, of course, more relatives before the tearful fadeout.Though Muller's usual shtickshe interior monologue; the lean prose that ends up wobbling; Ripinskys inability to address his lover by her first nameare all in place, she does manage to create a native background for her heroine without rehashing Tony Hillerman. But if her family gets any more extended, McCone (While Other People Sleep, 1999, etc.) may soon be earning all her fees from her relatives. (Kirkus Reviews)


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