DAREDEVILS. by Vestal, Shawn.

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Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

New York: Penguin, 2016. First edition - The author's first novel (preceded by an award-winning collection of short stories), set in Arizona and Idaho in the mid-1970s, This is the story of fifteen-year-old Loretta, "who slips out of her bedroom every evening to meet her so-called gentile boyfriend. Her strict Mormon parents catch her returning one night, and promptly marry her off to Dean Harder, a fundamentalist who already has a wife and a brood of kids. The Harders relocate to his native Idaho, where Dean's teenage nephew Jason, a fan of Tolkien and Eveil Knievel, falls hard for Loretta. . . He and Loretta make a break for it. They drive all night, stay in hotels, and relish their dizzying burst of teenage freedom as they seek to recover Deans cache of Mormon gold. But someone Loretta left behind is on their trail..." 306 pp.

Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

Book ID: 84898
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