The Kortelisy escape
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Sag Harbor, NY : Permanent Press, [2018].
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Central - Adult Fiction
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Book
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302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Street Date
1810
Language
English
ISBN
9781579625429, 1579625428

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Caught in a Three Strikes law that sends him to prison for life, Nate Larson negotiates with prosecutors for an early release in exchange for testifying against his brother in an upcoming trial. As part of the deal, he demands custody of his fourteen-year-old granddaughter, Grace, who's survived a string of disastrous foster homes. Nate studied close-up magic during his time in prison. He's good, and despite her wariness Grace joins him for a touring magic show of New England. Nate's actual plan: to spend a few pleasant months with his granddaughter then run alone to Canada in hopes of undermining the case against his brother, who's been falsely accused of trafficking. Pressure comes from that direction, too, from the actual traffickers who have hijacked the family's legitimate, though secretive, connections to Eastern Europe and the Ukrainian village of Kortelisy. Facing certain violence unless he runs, distraught at the prospect of wounding Grace unless he stays, Nate must thread a dangerous needle. And Grace, learning to perform some magic herself, must grow up in a hurry if she's to save the only person she has ever trusted. The Kortelisy Escape is a moving, unlikely love story narrated in alternating chapters by Grace and Nate Larson. It's also a coming-of-age story enriched by mounting tension and large questions concerning magic, loyalty and wonder. It's a book for young and old, intergenerational book clubs especially.
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When a Three Strikes law might sends Nate Larson to prison for life, he negotiates for an early release in exchange for testifying against his brother in an upcoming trial. As part of the deal he demands custody of his teenage granddaughter, Grace, who's survived a string of foster homes. Nate studied close-up magic during his time in prison, and the two begin a touring magic show of New England. His plan: escape to Canada and undermine the case against his brother, who is a scapegoat for the actual traffickers who have hijacked the family's legitimate connections to Eastern Europe and the Ukrainian village of Kortelisy. Grace, learning to perform some magic herself, must grow up in a hurry if she's to save the only person she has ever trusted. -- adapted from jacket
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APA Citation (style guide)

Rosen, L. J. (2018). The Kortelisy escape. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rosen, Leonard J.. 2018. The Kortelisy Escape. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press.

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Rosen, Leonard J., The Kortelisy Escape. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, 2018.

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Rosen, Leonard J.. The Kortelisy Escape. Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, 2018. Print.

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