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Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell

Label
Be ready for the lightning
Title
Be ready for the lightning
Statement of responsibility
Grace O'Connell
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A suspenseful tale about violence, sibling love, friendship, heroism-- all told through the lens of a young woman trapped in a hijacked bus. On the surface, Veda's life in Vancouver seems to be going just fine-- at nearly thirty, she has a good job, lifelong friends, and a close bond with her brother, Conrad. But Conrad's violent behavior, a problem since he was a teen, is getting more and more serious, and Veda's ongoing commitment to watch out for him is pushing her to a breaking point. When Veda is injured as a bystander during one of Conrad's many fights, she knows it's time to leave Vancouver for a fresh start. She heads to New York, staying in the Manhattan apartment of old friends Al and Marie. Exploring the city, she swings between feeling hopeful and lost-- until one day the bus she's on is hijacked by a sweet-faced gun-toting man named Peter. He instructs Veda and the other passengers to spray paint the bus windows black, and what ensues is a gripping and unpredictable hostage situation, the outcome of which will make Veda question everything she knows about herself and the nature of fear
Cataloging source
kb
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1984-
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O'Connell, Grace
Literary form
novels
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Violence in men
  • Moving, Household
  • Hostages
  • Courage
  • Psychological fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • Vancouver (B.C.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Canadian author
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9780345811776
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Be ready for the lightning, Grace O'Connell
Publication
Note
Canadian author
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9780345811776
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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