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Nine Below Zero (1999) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Marvin Deernose, a Native American carpenter and recoveing alcoholic, has just returned to his Montana hometown with hopes of finding a new start. Early one snowy morning, Marvin notices an overturned Cadillac down an embankment. After rescuing the elderly Senator Henry Neihart, who has just suffered a stroke, Marvin is invited to the Senator's estate where he is immediatley drawn to Justine Gallego, the Senator's wayward, unhappily married granddaughter. As these tarnished souls recognize their profound, shared attraction, they dive headlong into a dangerous and intense affair that forever alters the course of their lives.

Original title: Nine Below Zero
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Nine Below Zero

Nine Below Zero (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Canty's forte is to examine human relationships with the precision of a Sue Miller or Louise Erdrich within the context of a fast-moving narrative. Once he's got you in his thrall, you're as helpless as his lovers in the hands of fate." Newsday
  • "A brilliant second novel that confirms the arrival of a major new talent in fiction." Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • "Capturing the wide expanses of the American West with his characteristic acute gaze and cool, spare prose, Canty has produced a penetrating exploration of reckless love and loss. Smart, gritty, unsentimental...Finely tuned to the precariousness and treachery of human need." The New York Times
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Nine Below Zero (September 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780375707995
Dimensions: 7.71 x 5.2 x .69 in
Pages: 384

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