Be Ready for the Lightning

Be Ready for the Lightning

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780345811776
Branch Call Number: FIC O'Conn
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 23 cm.

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Nov 05, 2017

Not a bad story. Themes of Peter Pan running through it - possibly relating to the main character who seems stuck in a Neverland of her own. It features a cast of characters who grow up together. None were particularly sympathetic. "The Interestings" by Meg Wolizter covers this ground more successfully.

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