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Between Heaven and Here
by Susan Straight
Published by McSweeney's
240p, b&w, hardcover, 6"x9"
"In August in Rio Seco, California, the ground is too hard to bury a
body. But Glorette Picard is dead, and across the canal, out in the
orange groves, they’ll gather shovels and pickaxes and soak the dirt
until they can lay her coffin down. First, someone needs to find her
son Victor, who memorizes SAT words to avoid the guys selling rock, and
someone needs to tell her uncle Enrique, who will be the one to hunt
down her killer, and someone needs to brush out her perfect crown of
hair and paint her cracked toenails. As the residents of this dry-creek
town prepare to bury their own, it becomes clear that Glorette’s life
and death are deeply entangled with the dark history of the city and
the untouchable beauty that, finally, killed her."