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Esquire Top 9 Books of the Year Midwest Booksellers Choice Award Finalist Booklist Editor's Choice 2011 Best Book Publishers Weekly 20 Top Indie Sleeper Hits WBEZ Chicago Top 10 Books of 2011 We were exposed to these phenomena in order that we might learn something, but of course the lessons we learn are not always those we are taught . . . So begins Matthew Garth's story of the fall of 1962, when the shooting of a young woman on Thanksgiving Day sets off a chain of unsettling events in Willow Falls, Minnesota. Matthew first sees Louisa Lindahl in Dr. Dunbar's home office, and at the time her bullet wound makes nearly as strong an impression as her unclothed body. Fueled over the following weeks by his feverish longing for this mysterious woman--as well as by a deep desire for the comfort and affluence that appears to surround the Dunbars--Matthew finds himself drawn into a series of confrontations he never expected, the results of which will change his life irrevocably and give lie to his version of the American dream. Immersive, heartbreaking, and richly evocative of time and place, this long-awaited new novel marks the return of a great American storyteller.
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|Full title||american boy|
|Last Update||2018-05-25 23:21:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-25 23:54:39PM|
|author||Watson, Larry, 1947-|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction|
We were exposed to these phenomena in order that we might learn something, but of course the lessons we learn are not always what was intended.
So begins Matthew Garth’s story of the fall of 1962, when the shooting of a young woman on Thanksgiving Day sets off a chain of unsettling events in small-town Willow Falls, Minnesota. Matthew first sees Louisa Lindahl in Dr. Dunbar’s home office, and at the time her bullet wound makes nearly as strong an impression as her unclothed body. Fueled over the following weeks by his feverish desire for this mysterious woman and a deep longing for the comfort and affluence that appears to surround the Dunbars, Matthew finds himself drawn into a vortex of greed, manipulation, and ultimately betrayal.
Immersive, heart-breaking, and richly evocative of a time and place, this long-awaited new novel marks the return of a great American storyteller.
|isbn||9781571310781, 9781571310958, 9781571318466|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|subject_facet||Life change events -- Fiction, Minnesota -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Small cities -- Fiction|
|title_full||American Boy, American boy / Larry Watson|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Life change events, Literature, Psychological fiction, American, Small cities|