Hell or High Water

A Novel

Nola Céspedes Novels (Volume 1)

Joy Castro

Thomas Dunne Books

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A psychological thriller in the vein of Kate Atkinson and Tana French that introduces Nola Céspedes, an intense and spellbinding protagonist
 
 
Nola Céspedes, an ambitious young reporter at the Times-Picayune, catches a break: An assignment to write her first full-length feature. While researching her story, she also becomes fixated on the search for a missing tourist in New Orleans. As Nola’s work leads her into darker corners of the city, a singular narrative voice emerges, and an even more compelling question surfaces: Who is Nola Céspedes? Vividly rendered in razor sharp prose, this novel is a riveting journey of trust betrayed—and the courageous struggle toward recovery.

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Cecily could find her way to the bathroom perfectly well by herself, thank you very much. She might have been only seven, but she could tie shoes, climb trees like a boy, and ride bikes through the leafy streets of their neighborhood back home in Lawrence. She didn’t need any big sister escorting her to the ladies’ room. She scowled at her father, who relented, shrugging.
“So go, then,” said Sophie, the superfluous big sister, who was eleven.
Quivering with insult, Cecily pushed down from the table and strode off across the restaurant.

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HELL OR HIGH WATER by Joy Castro | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of HELL OR HIGH WATER . Salvaging lives in post-Katrina New Orleans is no picnic.
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Joy Castro teaches literature at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her 2005 memoir, The Truth Book was elected an ABA Book Sense Notable Book.

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Hell or High Water
A Novel
Joy Castro

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
July 2012
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ISBN: 9781250015112
ISBN10: 1250015111
352 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
July 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250004574
ISBN10: 1250004578
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$34.99
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