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The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets

(2012)
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An extraordinary debut novel that challenges the definition of family and explores the intricate ties that bind us together

Ida grew up with Jackson and James - where there was "I" there was a "J." She can't recall a time when she didn't have them around, whether in their early days camping out in the boys' room decorated with circus scenes or later drinking on rooftops as teenagers. While the world outside saw them as neighbors and friends, to each other the three formed a family unit - two brothers and a sister - not drawn from blood, but drawn from a deep need to fill a void in their single parent households. Theirs was a relationship of communication without speaking, of understanding without judgment, of intimacy without rules and limits.

But as the three of them mature and emotions become more complex, Ida and Jackson find themselves more than just siblings. When Jackson's somnambulism produces violent outbursts and James is hospitalized, Ida is paralyzed by the events that threaten to shatter her family and put it beyond her reach. Kathleen Alcott's striking debut, The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, is an emotional, deeply layered love story that explores the dynamics of family when it defies bloodlines and societal conventions.

 
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Used availability for Kathleen Alcott's The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets


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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
ISBN: 1-59051-529-3 / 978-1-59051-529-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
ISBN: 1-4708-3759-5 / 978-1-4708-3759-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
ISBN: 1-4708-3760-9 / 978-1-4708-3760-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2012 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
ISBN: 1-4708-3757-9 / 978-1-4708-3757-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
Publisher: Other Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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