The Sharp Teeth of Love by Doris Betts

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In the High Sierras, a man, a woman, and a boy, each in psychological or physical danger, come together in a dramatic, satisfying way. At the center is Luna Stone, a young woman on the way to California who dumps her self-absorbed boyfriend in Reno and hides out in the mountains near Donner Lake. While camping, she has two visitors, the ghost of Tamsen Donner and a very live runaway boy, escaped from a child porn ring. This is Doris Betts at the top of her form.
 

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Doris Betts has published eight works of fiction, including "Heading West, Souls Raised from the Dead, " and "The Sharp Teeth of Love." The recipient of numerous awards for her writing, she is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina and lives with her husband on a farm near Chapel Hill.
 
Published April 15, 1997 by Knopf. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Sam and Luna move on to another camp, they meet Paul, whose plans to be a Lutheran minister have been disrupted by an accident that has left him deaf.

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In Betts's novels, women tend to run away. The selfish mother in Souls Raised from the Dead abandoned her family to find glamour and excitement, but the heroine of this new novel more resembles the me

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When the pornographers find Sam and kidnap him again, Luna and Paul brave danger in the wilderness to rescue the boy.

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