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Mystery Ride

Mystery Ride

(1993)
A novel by

 
Robert Boswell, author of the highly acclaimed Crooked Hearts, has now written a thoughtful, funny, and penetrating portrait of a modern American family that explores the breaches and bonds between husbands and wives, parents and children, and introduces one of the most antic teenagers since Holden Caulfield. Dulcie is Southern California fifteen, rebellious and charming, willful and guileless - she can't stand her mother and thinks her father is a hick. She despises school, likes to get high, and enjoys making other people squirm in response to her pranks. Angela (Dulcie's mother) is approaching forty and feels her life spinning out of control. Her husband is having an affair and her daughter disappears at odd hours of the night. Exhausted with worry over just about everything, Angela decides to enlist the help of her ex-husband in dealing with Dulcie. Stephen, quiet and introspective, is still in love with Angela, but he has managed, slowly, to move on without her. When she calls to announce that she is driving Dulcie to the small Iowa farm - where the family began and after five years fell apart - Stephen becomes obsessed by what Angela's reaction will be to the house, which he has kept exactly the same since she left. Gently, imperceptibly, Boswell leads us into a maze of family dynamics where the reader is entranced and frequently surprised - and experiences flashes of recognition at every turn.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: Mystery Ride
Author(s): Robert Boswell
ISBN: 0-517-13753-4 / 978-0-517-13753-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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July 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: Mystery Ride
Author(s): Robert Boswell
ISBN: 1-56054-750-2 / 978-1-56054-750-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 1993 : USA Hardback
Title: Mystery Ride
Author(s): Robert Boswell
ISBN: 0-679-41292-1 / 978-0-679-41292-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: Mystery Ride
Author(s): Robert Boswell
ISBN: 0-7043-8015-3 / 978-0-7043-8015-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quartet Books
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July 1994 : USA Paperback
Title: Mystery Ride
Author(s): Robert Boswell
ISBN: 1-56054-799-5 / 978-1-56054-799-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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December 1993 : USA Paperback
Title: Mystery Ride
Author(s): Robert Boswell
ISBN: 0-06-097585-7 / 978-0-06-097585-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: PerfectBound
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