Moving across moments in time, "Trading Dreams at Midnight" tells the story of a family of women deeply connected by love and terrible pain.
For years, thirty-six-year-old Neena has waged a relentless search for them other who abandoned her twenty years ago. Leaving behind everything in Philadelphia -- her childhood, her formidable grandmother, Nan, and her sister, Tish -- Neena supports herself by blackmailing married men. When a sting goes wrong, she goes on the run back to Philly. But returning brings terrible grief and unexpected hope as Neena learns to face the past, her grandmother, and herself.
A settled church lady and gifted seamstress, Nan is devoted to her granddaughter Tish, who is soon to become a mother herself. A vibrant, passionate woman, Nan worries that, in some way, she caused her own daughter's instability. Neena's returning hold unexpected consequences for Nan, too, and eventually she must confront her denial and fears about the past and the future.
The award-winning author of "Tempest Rising" crafts another powerful story of love, loss, community, and healing that captures what it means to be human.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader’s Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is July 2008. It retails for $24.95. This softcover advance edition is 311 pages and measures approximately 6" x 9". It has "staff" written on the bottom edge, but is otherwise unread and in new condition. Many people consider these pre-release books to be first editions.