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And She Was: A Novel, Dyson, Cindy

And She Was: A Novel

Authors: Dyson, Cindy
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
BISAC/Subject: FIC000000
ISBN: 9780061914577, Related ISBNs: 0061914576, 9780060597719, 9780061914577
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

Sweeping across centuries and into the Aleutian Islands of Alaska's Bering Sea, And She Was begins with a decision and a broken taboo when three starving Aleut mothers decide to take their fate into their own hands. Two hundred and fifty years later, by the time Brandy, a floundering, trashy, Latin-spewing cocktail waitress, steps ashore in the 1980s, Unalaska Island has absorbed their dark secret—a secret that is both salvation and shame.

In a tense interplay between past and present, And She Was explores Aleut history, mummies, conquest, survival, and the seamy side of the 1980s in a fishing boomtown at the edge of the world, where a lost woman struggles to understand the gray shades between heroism and evil, and between freedom and bondage.

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