Baker & Taylor Weaves together two stories in the account of how fifteen-year-old Arthur Parkinson's family fell apart and the life and death of Annie Marchand, a young woman Arthur adored as a child
Blackwell North Amer Western Pennsylvania, 1974. On a snowy winter afternoon, the winter of his parents' breakup, Arthur Parkinson's high school band practice is interrupted by the sound of gunshots. Too close for deer hunting, it is the sound of the murder of Annie Marchand. Once Arthur's babysitter, and the object of his childhood admiration, Annie is a young woman for whom life didn't turn out quite right, who could find no one to blame, and who could not keep herself, or her loved ones, from harm. With exquisite feeling and perfect pitch, Snow Angels weaves together two haunting stories: Arthur's account of how his family fell apart and everything went wrong the year he turned fifteen, and the shifting-focus story of Annie Marchand and the broken life she cannot seem to reassemble - a story that will draw Arthur into its deepening eddy as it nears an inevitable conclusion.
Baker & Taylor Winner of the 1993 Pirates Alley William Faulkner Prize, a haunting first novel is actually two stories--Arty's account of his family's breakup and the life and death of Annie Marchand, a young woman he adored as a child.