The Arizona Game - Georgina HammickChatto & Windus, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ including a small nick at the head of the spine. Pages lightly age-tanned.
From the cover: “Arizona. Ariz. Or (with zip code) AZ. The Grand Canyon State. The Grand Canyon is a mile deep gash, or gorge, of the Colorado River. Formed by vertical river erosion cutting through the (multi-coloured) strata of a high plateau, the canyon extends from its junction with the Little Colorado River to Lake Mead, some two hundred and seventeen miles away. It has three parts: the — popular — South Rim, the North Rim and the Inner Canyon. By mid-April the temperature in these parts is in the 70s, the sky National Geographic blue. The Arizona we moved to wasn’t this one... Georgina Hammick’s dazzling first novel tells the story of Hannah and her journey to reach the real Arizona. First, though, Hannah has to unravel the mystery of her own past, a difficult journey through disturbing family memories and deep secrets. Surrounded by an eccentric and unpredictable group of family and friends, Hannah must navigate her precarious way with immense care. The Arizona Game is an exhilaratingly funny and surprising novel. Georgina Hammick has been much praised for her short stories, and this is a triumphant confirmation of her extraordinary talent. Searingly honest, beautifully written, often painful, it is an unforgettable novel, charting the dark waters of family life with immense subtlety and comic skill.”