Strange piece of paradise

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New York : Picador, [2007].
9780312426699, 0312426690


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First Picador edition.
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729 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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"Includes a new afterword."--P. [4] of cover.
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First published in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
In 1977, Terri Jentz and her Yale roommate, Shayna Weiss, make a cross-country bike trip. They pitch a tent in the desert of central Oregon. As they are sleeping, a man in a pickup truck deliberately runs over the tent, then attacks them with an ax. The crime is reported in newspapers across the country. No one is ever arrested. Both women survive, but Shayna has amnesia, while Terri is left alone with memories of the attack--their friendship is shattered. Fifteen years later, Terri returns to the town and makes an extraordinary discovery: the violence of that night is as present for the community as it is for her. Slowly, her interviews with the townspeople yield a revelation: many say they know who did it, and he is living freely in their midst. Terri then sets out to discover the truth, and ultimately finds herself face-to-face with the alleged psychopath.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jentz, T. (2007). Strange piece of paradise (First Picador edition.). Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jentz, Terri, 1957-. 2007. Strange Piece of Paradise. New York: Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jentz, Terri, 1957-. Strange Piece of Paradise New York: Picador, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jentz, Terri. Strange Piece of Paradise First Picador edition., Picador, 2007.

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