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And West Is West

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the 2014 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction

When Jessica, a young air force drone pilot in Nevada, is tasked with launching a missile against a suspected terrorist halfway across the world, she realizes that though women and children are in the crosshairs of her screen, she has no choice but to follow orders. Ethan, a young Wall Street quant, is involved in a more bloodless connection to war when he develops an algorithm that enables his company's clients to profit by exploiting the international instability caused by exactly this kind of antiterrorist strike.

Though only minor players, the actions of these two people have global ramifications that tear lives apart - including their own. When Jessica finds herself discharged from the service and Ethan makes an error that costs him his job, both are set adrift, cast out by a corrupt system and forced to take the blame for decisions they did not make.

In And West Is West, Childress has crafted a terrifyingly real scenario that takes listeners into the lives of these characters living in different worlds yet bound together by forces beyond their control.

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Praise for this book

"A crackerjack story." - Barbara Kingsolver


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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: And West Is West (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Ron Childress
ISBN: 1-4104-8790-3 / 978-1-4104-8790-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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October 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: And West Is West
Author(s): Ron Childress
ISBN: 1-61620-523-7 / 978-1-61620-523-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: And West Is West: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Childress
ISBN: 1-61620-610-1 / 978-1-61620-610-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: And West Is West
Author(s): Ron Childress
ISBN: 1-62231-879-X / 978-1-62231-879-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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October 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: And West Is West
Author(s): Ron Childress
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: And West Is West
Author(s): Ron Childress
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: And West Is West: A Novel
Author(s): Ron Childress
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Availability: Amazon CA