Between Heaven and Here

by Susan Straight

In August in Rio Seco, California, the ground is too hard to bury abody.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 234 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.76 out of 5
  • Published September 12th 2012 by McSweeney's
  • Original Title: Between Heaven and Here
  • ISBN: 1936365758 (ISBN13: 9781936365753)
  • Edition Language: English
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In August in Rio Seco, California, the ground is too hard to bury a body. But Glorette Picard is dead, and across the canal, out in the orange groves, they’ll gather shovels and pickaxes and soak the dirt until they can lay her coffin down. First, someone needs to find her son Victor, who memorizes SAT words to avoid the guys selling rock, and someone needs to tell her uncle Enrique, who will be the one to hunt down her killer, and someone needs to brush out her perfect crown of hair and paint her cracked toenails. As the residents of this dry-creek town prepare to bury their own, it becomes clear that Glorette’s life and death are deeply entangled with the dark history of the city and the untouchable beauty that, finally, killed her.