Night Navigation

Night Navigation

Book - 2009 | First edition
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Night Navigation opens on a freezing-rain night in upstate New York: the kindling gone, the fire in the woodstove out. Del's thirty-seven-year-old manic-depressive son needs a ride, but she's afraid to make the long drive north to the only detox that has a bed. Through the four seasons, Night Navigation takes us into the deranged, darkly humorous world of the addict-from break-your-arm dealers, to boot-camp rehabs, to Rumi-quoting NA sponsors. Al-Anon tells Del to 'let go'; NAMI tells her to 'hang on.' Mark cannot find a way to live in this world. Del cannot stop trying to rescue him. And yet, during this long year's night, through relapse and despair, they see flare-ups of hope as Mark and Del fitfully, painfully try to steer toward the light. Told in the alternating voices of an addict and his mother, this riveting novel adds new depths to our understanding and our literature of parents and their troubled children. AUTHOR: Ginnah Howard taught high school English for twenty-seven years and began writing when she was in her mid-forties. Her work has appeared in Water-Stone Review, Permafrost, and A Room of One's Own, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. *
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780151014323
0151014329
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 22 cm

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ABenoit
Sep 07, 2014

Eh, a little too intense for my taste

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