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    Description<p><i>Parts Unknown</i> is Kevin Brennan's masterfully rendered debut novel of a man's decision to leave behind the life intended for him and the turbulent emotions unleashed in his family when he attempts to make amends.</p><p>As a young man, Bill Argus abandoned his wife, their young son, and his family's dairy farm in the Sonoma County hamlet of Pianto. Now sixty-three, the once-famous photographer is overcome with the need to find forgiveness and redemption from those he left behind. Journeying back to the small, dreary California town, he is disoriented to find a ragged skeleton of the boyhood farm he remembered and his family unmoved and indifferent to his return. Bill's awkward homecoming is reported through the eyes of his second wife, Nora -- twenty years his junior -- who has her own troubled family history. Her father, much like Bill, deserted his family when Nora was just a toddler, never to return; and she has been estranged from her mother for more than half of her life. Bearing witness to Bill's reception by his brother, aunt, and his long-abandoned wife spark in Nora a revisiting of her complicated history, and soon she, too, sets off on a spiritual journey to explore her own parts unknown.</p><p>Set against the wild beauty of the California desert, this deftly imagined first novel lovingly maps the diverse terrain of the human heart as it probes the intricate bonds of family and the complex nature of forgiveness and love. Soulful and poignant, Kevin Brennan's <i>Parts Unknown</i> is a striking meditation on the elusive nature of redemption and marks the debut of a gifted new voice in fiction.</p>


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    Title
    Parts Unknown
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Brennan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060012762
    ISBN 10: 0060012765
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 813.6
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    William Morrow & Company
    Imprint name
    William Morrow & Company
    Publication date
    01 January 2003