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"A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle. . . . A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger. . . . An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime. . . . A boy and a girl fall in love while ransacking a rich man's house during the waning days of the Vietnam War. . . . A compromised psychiatrist confronts the unstable patient he slept with. . . . A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman. . . . Along with completely original material, this new col-lection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short stories, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado. At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths-about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence-and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : Morrow, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 232 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780061139673
Branch Call Number: Leha


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Jan 25, 2016

I thought these stories were amazing especially the first one. If you read Mystic River or Gone Baby Gone, you will definitely love this collection of short stories.

Apr 06, 2011

Disappointing. Love his novels, but if the story is too narrow for a novel, maybe it's not even good enough for a short story.

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