Send Me

Send Me

Book - 2006
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Random House, Inc.
Patrick Ryan’s first work of fiction is written with such authority, grace, and wisdom, it might be the capstone of a distinguished literary career.

In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden hurricanes, Teresa Kerrigan, ungrounded by two divorces, tries to hold her life together. But her ex-husbands linger in the background while her four children spin away to their own separate futures, each carrying the baggage of a complex family history. Matt serves as caretaker to the ailing father who abandoned him as a child, while his wild teenage sister, Karen, hides herself in marriage to a born-again salesman. Joe, a perpetual outsider, struggles with a private sibling rivalry that nearly derails him. And then there’s the youngest, Frankie, an endearing, eccentric sci-fi freak who’s been searching since childhood for intelligent life in the universe–and finds it.

Written with wry affection, and with compassion for every character in its pages, Send Me is a wholly original, haunting evocation of family love, loss, and, ultimately, forgiveness.

Baker & Taylor
A kaleidoscopic portrait of a family chronicles the individual lives of twice divorced Teresa Kerrigan and her four children, each influenced by their complex family history--Matt, caretaker to the father who had abandoned him; wild Karen, hiding in a marriage to a born-again salesman; Joe, an outsider coping with sibling rivalry; and Frankie, an eccentric sci-fi freak. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden hurricanes, Teresa Kerrigan, ungrounded by two divorces, tries to hold her life together. But her ex-husbands linger in the background while her four children spin away to their own separate futures, each carrying the baggage of a complex family history. Matt serves as caretaker to the ailing father who abandoned him as a child, while his wild teenage sister, Karen, hides herself in marriage to a born-again salesman. Joe, a perpetual outsider, struggles with a private sibling rivalry that nearly derails him. And then there's the youngest, Frankie, an endearing, eccentric sci-fi freak who's been searching since childhood for intelligent life in the universe - and finds it.

Baker
& Taylor

Chronicles how the individual lives of twice-divorced Teresa Kerrigan and her four children have been influenced by their complex family history.

Publisher: New York : The Dial Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780385338745
0385338740
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm

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