BookThe Rope Walk written by Carrie Brown
About the book
The Rope Walk is a luminous coming-of-age story that unfolds over a crucial summer in the life of a young New England girl. At her tenth birthday party, Alice meets two people unlike any she's ever known: Theo, a mixed-race New York City kid visiting his grandparents for the summer, and Kenneth, a famous artist with AIDS who has come home to convalesce. Alice and Theo form an immediate bond and are soon drawn to the magisterial artist. But Kenneth is losing his eyesight, and when Alice and Theo begin reading aloud to him from The Journals of Lewis and Clark, they decide to embark on an adventure of their own, with unexpected results.
- 321 pages
- Published May 2008
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About the author
Carrie Brown is the author of four novels and a collection of short stories. She has won many awards for her work, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, the Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her previous novel, Confinement, won the Library of Virginia Book Award. She lives in Virginia with her husband, the novelist John Gregory Brown, and their three children. She teaches at Sweet Briar College.