Hap and Hazard and the End of the World by Diane DeSanders

By Diane DeSanders

“Diane DeSanders writes this kind of prose that offers that telltale tingle down the backbone, prose that paints shiny photos within the brain and offers a complete, exact global: the Lone megastar kingdom, the kingdom of the US, the nation of formative years, the kingdom of a traumatized father, and the nation of being a woman, of being splendidly and really alive.” —Sheila Kohler, writer of Becoming Jane Eyre and Once We have been Sisters

For Dick and Jane, Dallas after international struggle II is a spot of promise and prosperity: the 1st domestic air conditioners are making summertime bearable and Dick’s place at his father’s company, the Cadillac dealership, is guaranteed. Jane has aid with the home and the kids, and backyard events and vacation celebrations are lively social affairs. For the oldest in their 3 daughters, even if, existence is stuffed with complicated mysteries. The tales the adults inform her don’t make feel. Too curious for convenience, she reveals her questions in simple terms appear to annoy them. Why won’t they inform the reality approximately Santa? what's that Holy Spirit enterprise, and what's the variation among an angel and a ghost? Why is her mom usually so stressful and unhappy? And why does her father preserve flying into violent rages?

Hap and threat and the top of the World is an intimate, finely crafted novel concerning the innocence and vulnerability of adolescence and the risks posed by means of adults who can't deal with life’s complexities. it's also concerning the ingenuity born of loneliness and overlook, and the unbelievable, unusual fantastic thing about the world.

A fifth-generation Texan, Diane DeSanders is a heritage buff, theater lover, poet, mom, and grandmother. among careers as a historical past instructor and antiques broker, she has labored in nearby theater in nearly each ability. She now writes, gardens, and sings in Brooklyn, ny. this can be her first novel.

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