The best of times : a novel
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, c2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Desc:
598 pages ; 25 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Fiction
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Description
In a matter of seconds, absolutely everything can change ... In this masterfully crafted page-turner, peopled with intense characters and centered on one devastating moment that involves them all, plot-twist queen Penny Vincenzi vividly captures how the actions of one person can dramatically affect many in the blink of an eye. On an ordinary Friday afternoon, on a major motorway outside of London, a trailer truck suddenly and violently swerves across fives lanes of traffic--careening cars into one another like dominoes and leaving a trail of chaos and confusion. Within the space of a minute, an astounding miles-long pileup has amassed, and, as the survivors await help, their stories unfold. Vincenzi expertly maneuvers the plot between the panic-stricken husband trapped in his car with his young mistress, his adultery sure to be discovered; the bridegroom trying frantically to get to the church on time (he won't); the widow on her way to reunite with the love of her life after sixty years, now forced to ponder whether she'll ever see him again; the junior doctor waiting to receive the crash victims in the ER ... And at the epicenter of this field of destruction lies the truck driver, suffering from memory loss, while the mysterious hitchhiker, the only person who knows what really happened, has fled the scene. Spellbound by these intimate and evocative tales, we watch as fate takes its powerful course and the far-reaching effects of the crash ripple through the lives of hundreds of people. Written with incredible verve, candor, and wit, Penny Vincenzi reveals human behavior in all its fascinating detail as she challenges her characters to face crisis boldly--and she surprises us with the results at every turn.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385528245, 0385528248

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"Originally published in different form in the United Kingdom by Headline, London, in 2009"--T.p. verso.
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On an ordinary Friday afternoon, on a major motorway outside of London, a trailer truck suddenly and violently swerves across fives lanes of traffic--careening cars into one another like dominoes and leaving a trail of chaos and confusion. Within the space of a minute, an astounding miles-long pileup has amassed. As the survivors await help, their stories unfold.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Vincenzi, P. (2009). The best of times: a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Vincenzi, Penny. 2009. The Best of Times: A Novel. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Vincenzi, Penny, The Best of Times: A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Vincenzi, Penny. The Best of Times: A Novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York: Doubleday, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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