Katherine is 17, living alone in the beautiful, desolate landscape of southern Arizona.
Her mother is feckless, her father busy with his new family.
Meeting Son, the scion of a local rancher, seems like deliverance.
They marry and live as a family in his parents' venerable adobe house, but it soon becomes clear that Son is a man who, as his father says, has a 'young heart near withered beneath the breastbone.'Katherine must find her own way during a dangerous months-long drought, when everything seems to be disintegrating around her.
Susan Froderberg's incantatory language-and her deep knowledge of both the complexities of a small, deeply-rooted place and the human heart-make OLD BORDER ROAD soar.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Publication Date: 09/12/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780316098779
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