Above the Thunder: A Novel

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MacAdam/Cage, 2003 - Fiction - 333 pages
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Anna has just turned fifty, widowed, estranged from her only child, and embittered by a life that is full on the surface but empty at its core. When her daughter, Poppy, calls after a twelve-year absence and asks if she and her family can visit, Anna reluctantly agrees. Soon after, Poppy's husband and their ten-year-old daughter, Flynn, show up on her doorstep without Poppy, to stay.
As a favor to a friend, Anna agrees to help coordinate a support group for HIV patients. On the first day she meets Jack, who must choose between his "considerable appetites" and Stuart, his partner who has been unwaveringly faithful for over a decade. Stuart, in turn, struggles with whether his deep love for Jack will survive the storms ahead.
It is Flynn - imaginative, inspired, and haunted by her convictions about the spirit world - who becomes the center of this unlikely but devoted family.

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User Review  - AdiTurbo - Goodreads

Talented writing goes amiss in this very strange book. This novel is filled with contradictions. It seems to be a story about people sticking together through thick and thin, building alternative ... Read full review

Review: Above the Thunder

User Review  - Goodreads

Talented writing goes amiss in this very strange book. This novel is filled with contradictions. It seems to be a story about people sticking together through thick and thin, building alternative ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Ren?e Manfredi is the author of critically acclaimed Above The Thunder (MacAdam/Cage.)

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