1. See Detail

Enjoy free shipping for a minimum order of Php799 and get great reads delivered straight to your doorstep!

Valentine, Export Edition (Paperback)

Quick Overview

An instant New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

Mercy is hard in a place like this . . .

Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women’s strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive.

Get Valentine, Export Edition (Paperback) by Elizabeth Wetmore  and other contemporary fiction books online at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

In stock
Only 1 left
₱816.00
D-coded

Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s.

Mercy is hard in a place like this . . .

It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow.

In the early hours of the morning after Valentine’s Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead’s ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field—an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences.

Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader’s heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women’s strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive.

More Information
ISBN 9780063037687
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers (US)
Publication Date Mar 31, 2020
Pages (number) 320
Genre Contemporary Fiction
Author Elizabeth Wetmore
Signed No
Format Export Paperback
Editorial Reviews

“Stirring. . . . Wetmore poetically weaves the landscape of Odessa and the internal lives of her characters, whose presence remains vivid after the last page is turned. This moving portrait of West Texas oil country evokes the work of Larry McMurtry and John Sayles with strong, memorable female voices.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A searing, propulsive debut. . . . Through these alternating narratives, Wetmore tells a powerful story of female anger, a repressed rage against systematic sexism and racism ready to explode. . . . From its chilling opening to its haunting conclusion, this astonishing novel will resonate with many readers.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Write Your Own Review
Only registered users can write reviews. Please Sign in or create an account

No Related Posts

12% Discount Cardholder Sale

Free Shipping Php 799