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Snow Angels

A Novel

Stewart O'Nan

Picador

Now a major motion picture from Warner Independent starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale

Arthur Parkinson is fourteen during the dreary winter of 1974. Enduring the pain of his parents' divorce, his world is shattered when his beloved former babysitter, Annie, falls victim to a tragic series of events. The interlinking stories of Arthur's unraveling family, and of Annie's fate, form the backdrop of this intimate tale about the price of love and belonging, told in a spare, translucent, and unexpectedly tender voice.

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I WAS IN THE BAND the fall my father left, in the second row of trombones, in the middle because I was a freshman. Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school we practiced in the music room, but on Fridays Mr. Chervenick led us outside in our down jackets and tasseled Steeler hats and shitkicker boots and across the footbridge that spanned the interstate to the middle school soccer field, where, like the football team itself, we ran square-outs and curls and a maneuver Mr. Chervenick called an oblique, with which, for the finale of every halftime show, we described—all 122 of us—a whirling
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Praise for Snow Angels

"A thriller of the heart, at once suspenseful and emotionally absorbing."--Newsday

 

"Beautiful and harrowing . . . An exquisite double helix, each of its two strands a tale of an unraveling family, curving in tenuous but essential relation to the other."--Elle

 

"Stunning . . . A truthful and deeply sad picture of the American hinterland, which has lost religion and maybe also lost its capacity for sustained love. . . . Wonderfully effective . . . O'Nan sees with a vengeance."--The New York Times Book Review

 

"Haunting . . . a whole that's much more than the sum of its parts . . . Moving, beautifully constructed, morally complex."--The Washington Post Book World

 

"Shines with a cold, stark light . . . Strangely beautiful."--Los Angeles Times

 

"Stunningly heartbreaking . . . It has an air of the intricately beautiful tragedies of Edith Warton. . . . All [the characters] are flawlessly imprinted, like perfect snow angels with no tracks leading away."--The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

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  • Stewart O'Nan

  • Stewart O’Nan's novels include Last Night at the Lobster, The Night Country, and A Prayer for the Dying. He is also the author of the nonfiction books The Circus Fire and, with Stephen King, the bestselling Faithful. Granta named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Connecticut.

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    A Novel

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