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The God of War: A Novel
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The God of War: A Novel (Other)

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The year is 1978. Ares Ramirez, age 12, lives with his mother, Laurel, and his younger brother Malcolm in a trailer at the edge of the Salton Sea, a man-made body of water in the middle of California's Mojave Desert. It is a desolate, forgotten place, whose inhabitants thrive amidst seemingly impossible circumstances. Malcolm, age 7, is mentally disabled, but the boys' mother seems unwilling to do anything about it. The burden, then, is Ares' to shoulder, as he must protect his vulnerable brother from a world which sees him as strange, as "a retard." When this task becomes too great for Ares he moves into the sphere of an older boy named Kevin, an orphan who has been fostered by one of Malcolm's teachers. As their relationship arcs from dangerous to deadly, Ares comes to understand and embrace the uneasy relationship between selfhood and the responsibilities of familial love.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: 29/04/2008 ISBN-13: 9781416563167  Details: Type: Other Format: Books
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Marisa Silver made her fiction debut in The New Yorker when she appeared in the inaugural "Debut Fiction" issue. Her collection of stories, BABE IN PARADISE, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Silver's work has been included in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, and she is also the author of the novel NO DIRECTION HOME. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her on the Web at www.marisasilver.com.

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