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The maid's version : a novel

Author: Daniel Woodrell
Publisher: New York Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company, 2014. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In 1929, an explosion at a dance hall in a Missouri town killed 42 people. Who was to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? Embittered gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? Alma Dunahew, whose scandalous younger sister was among the dead, believes she knows the answer - and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. But no one will  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Woodrell
ISBN: 9780316205887 0316205885 9780316205856 0316205850
OCLC Number: 905951066
Notes: Includes reading group guide.
Description: 164, 12 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Daniel Woodrell.

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In 1929, an explosion at a dance hall in a Missouri town killed 42 people. Who was to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? Embittered gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? Alma Dunahew, whose scandalous younger sister was among the dead, believes she knows the answer - and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. But no one will listen to a woman from the wrong side of the tracks. Maid to a prominent citizen, wife of a hopeless alcoholic, her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son. It is only decades later that her grandson listens to her account and unearths the sorry truth.

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