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Come Landfall
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Alabama Pr
Publication date June 15, 2016
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780817358716
ISBN-10 0817358714
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $19.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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The worlds of three women and the men they love come together in this novel of war and hurricanes, loss and renewal. Christiane, or Nana, reliving the past in her eighties, her granddaughter Angela, working at a Biloxi casino in her twenties, and their teenage friend Cam, the daughter of a Vietnamese shrimper, form a deep connection. As they face heartbreak, their bonds nurture and sustain them. Ordinary people impacted by the shifts of history—Come Landfall is a southern story with a global sensibility.

The Gulf Coast serves as more than just a setting—it is a character unto itself. With casinos lining one side of the highway, antebellum homes along the other, and a Vietnamese neighborhood up the road, here the old South collides with the new. From households along this stretch of US 90, lineages and emotional connections stretch all over the world.

Inspired by true events, Roy Hoffman’s novel has its seeds in the saga of his uncle, Maj. Roy Robinton, US Marine Corps, a WWII prisoner of war in the Philippines who disappeared as captive on a Japanese “hellship.” His young bride, back home, was ground down, waiting.

Christiane returns in her mind to the man she married at twenty-one—Rosey, a flyer with the Army Air Corps who was in the Philippines at the outbreak of WWII. Angela meets Frank, an airman at Keesler Air Force base who is proudly patriotic, deeply religious, and a student of weather. Cam falls in love with Joe, a Biloxi cop, and her own tumultuous story begins to interweave with that of Angela’s and Nana’s. What’s taken from Nana, Angela, and Cam (and so many others when storms make their landfall), what’s given back, and what’s kept forever sit at the heart of this
intimate yet expansive novel.


Editions
Hardcover
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4th edition from Univ of Alabama Pr (April 8, 2014)
9780817318307 | details & prices | 274 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The worlds of three women and the men they love come together in this novel of war and hurricanes, loss and renewal.
Paperback
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from Univ of Alabama Pr (June 15, 2016)
9780817358716 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $19.95
About: The worlds of three women and the men they love come together in this novel of war and hurricanes, loss and renewal.

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