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Wire to wire : a novel

Author: Scott Sparling
Publisher: Portland, OR : Tin House Books ; Berkeley, CA : Distributed to the trade by Publishers Group West, 2011.
Series: Tin house new voice.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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When rail rider Michael Slater gets smacked in the head by a power line while riding a train through Detroit, it sets his life on a course no boxcar could follow. A few years later, working as a speed-popping video editor in New York, Slater is cursed with watching his past unfold on the screens in his editing suite. He watches the story of his fellow stowaway Harp Maitland and how the two of them outrun drug  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Oregon authors
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Sparling
ISBN: 9781935639053 1935639056
OCLC Number: 681499885
Description: 393 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: Tin house new voice.
Responsibility: by Scott Sparling.

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With its cast of train-hopping, drug-dealing, glue-huffing lowlifes, Scott Sparling's debut--an homage to the American crime novel--chronicles the lives of damaged people doing their meager best and  Read more...

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"Sparling's debut is well crafted and thrilling, tying together an obvious love for both Michigan and railroads with an expert sense of timing and plot. The world he has created is both overwhelming Read more...

 
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