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  • Hardcover: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Pr; First Edition edition (Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385328540
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385328548
  • ASIN: 0385299338
  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 17.1 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,603,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sara Paretsky's genius made Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski a household name. Now the "New York Times bestselling author explores an unseen corner of the city she loves. In "Ghost Country she has written a parable for the millennium, a powerful, haunting novel of magic and miracles, of four troubled people who meet beneath Chicago's shadowy streets--and of the woman whose mysterious appearance changes all of their lives forever.
They come from different worlds and meet at a time of crisis for all of them. Luisa, a drunken diva fallen on hard times, discovers on Chicago's streets a drama greater than any she has experienced onstage. Madeleine, a homeless woman, sees the Virgin Mary's blood seeping through a concrete wall beneath a luxury hotel. Mara, a rebellious adolescent cast out by her wealthy grandfather, becomes the catalyst for a war between the haves and have-nots as she searches among society's castoffs for the mother she never knew.
As the three women fight for their right to live and worship beneath the hotel, they find an ally in Hector Tammuz, an idealistic young psychiatrist risking his career to treat the homeless regardless of the cost. Tensions in the city are escalating when a mysterious woman appears during a violent storm. Erotic to some, repellent to others, she never speaks; the street people call her Starr. And as she slowly transforms their lives, miracles begin to happen in a city completely unprepared for the outcome.
In this extraordinary novel, Sara Paretsky gives voice to the dispossessed, to men and women struggling to bury the ghosts of the past, fighting for their lives in a world hungry for miracles, terrified of change. A magical, unforgettable story of myth and madness, hope and revelation, "Ghost Country is Sara Paretsky's most eloquent and ambitious work yet.

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About the Author

Sara Paretsky lives in Chicago with her husband and their golden retriever.She is the author of eight V.I. Warshawski novels, a short story collection, Windy City Blues, and the editor of A Woman's Eye and Women on the Case.

From the Hardcover edition." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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