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A STAR IN THE FACE OF THE SKY examines the consequences of family tragedy. Left with the care of her only surviving grandchild, Janet Williams desires that his life not be contaminated by his mother’s insanity. When her imprisoned daughter reaches out to him, Janet scrambles to keep Daniel from her clutches. Janet’s best friend, Estelle, provides refuge for her own misunderstood grandson, Ari, all the while pursuing her father’s dying wish that his riches leave the world a better place. These four lives intersect—with each other, with the past, with the dead, with memory. The novel explores the legacy of history, the evils of spite and, ultimately, the power of love.

  • Series: American Fiction
  • Paperback: 345 pages
  • Publisher: New Rivers Press (November 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089823283X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898232837
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