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This is the Place (Paperback)

Author:  Peter Rock
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385485980
ISBN-13: 9780385485982
Sku: 30055649
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  256
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Sixty-four-feet tall and made of metal, the neon giant Wendover Will stands in front of the Stateline casino in Wendover, Nevada, facing east. The sign under him reads "This Is the Place". Over a hundred miles away in Utah, across the salt flats, stands the statue of Brigham Young, atop his monument, also proclaiming "This Is the Place". In this sinister, heartbreaking story, an aged and lonely blackjack dealer who lives in Wendover becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Bountiful, Utah. This Is the Place is a tale of love, perhaps doomed, told by an endearing misanthrope who may be delusional, but who has managed to transform his manias into an alternative understanding that lies somewhere between Wendover Will's depravity and Brigham Young's morality.
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Sixty-four-feet tall and made of metal, the neon giant Wendover Will stands in front of the Stateline casino in Wendover, Nevada, facing east. The sign under him reads "This Is the Place". Over a hundred miles away in Utah, across the salt flats, stands the statue of Brigham Young, atop his monument, also proclaiming "This Is the Place". In this sinister, heartbreaking story, an aged and lonely blackjack dealer who lives in Wendover becomes obsessed with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Bountiful, Utah. This Is the Place is a tale of love, perhaps doomed, told by an endearing misanthrope who may be delusional, but who has managed to transform his manias into an alternative understanding that lies somewhere between Wendover Will's depravity and Brigham Young's morality.An aged, lonely blackjack dealer living in Wendover, Nevada, becomes infatuated with a nineteen-year-old Mormon girl from Utah and commits a terrible deed. A first novel. Original.
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In the desert between Nevada and Utah, and aged blackjack dealer's doomed love for a beautiful Mormon girl leaves them both irrevocably scarred.

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"[V]ivid vignettes of life in Nevada and Utah..." 02/15/1997

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Anchor Books
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