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Praying to a Laughing God

McColley, Kevin

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ISBN 10: 0684837617 / ISBN 13: 9780684837611
Edité par Simon & Schuster, 1998
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First Edition (first printing). The first adult novel by this author of several critically acclaimed young-adult stories, the story of a small heartland town which comes alive when a journalist announces he is arriving to investigate a forty-year-old unsolved murder. Includes a typed signed letter laid in, which reads as follows: "May 22, 1998 Dear Mr. Owens, Thank you for your interest in my novel -- I can't tell you how heartening it is to me. Enclosed you will find an autographed copy. I do have uncorrected proofs of the book, but they are in New York and I won't have access to them until August. If you'll drop me a line at the beginning of August, I'll see that you get one. Again, thanks for your interest. Sincerely, Kevin McColley." Fine/Fine. Signed by McColley on the half title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72389

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Titre : Praying to a Laughing God

Éditeur : Simon & Schuster

Date d'édition : 1998

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

Set in the heartland of America, "Praying to a Laughing God" is the remarkable and moving story of old friendships, new love, deeply hidden secrets, and the discovery of truths. It is about the death of dreams and the birth of hope; about a disappearing way of life and the reaffirmation of the human spirit. When Clark Holstrom goes each morning to open the hardware store he has operated for years on the main street of Credibull, Minnesota, he asks himself why he even bothers. Both the town and the way of life Clark has known for the past 70 years are dying; only the memories are left, and soon they will fade as well. What is best about Credibull is the comfort its residents take in the repetition of their daily lives; what is worst is the deadening monotony that has thrown a stupor over the town. So when a hotshot journalist, the author of several bestselling and exploitative true-crime books, announces that he is coming to Credibull to investigate a 40-year-old unsolved murder and make the story the basis for his next opus, the town is thrown into a frenzy of gossip and speculation. When Clark hears the news of the writer's plans, however, his reaction is one of pure dread. He remembers the murder only too well, and he knows that a reopening of the investigation could only be bad news for his best friend, Maynard Tewle, the man who everyone thought to be the murderer, but against whom the State could never make an adequate case. Maynard's health has been failing for some time, and Clark knows that the trauma of having to endure more prying into his life might be enough to kill him. And indeed the writer's arrival in Credibull does prove to be the catalyst for a change, not only in thelives of Clark and Maynard but of virtually everyone who has been a part of that town.

About the Author:

While this is Kevin McColley's first adult novel, he is the author
of several critically acclaimed novels for young adults. He lives in
Bemidji, Minnesota.

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