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American boy

Author: Larry Watson
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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On Thanksgiving Day 1962, the shooting of a young woman sets off a chain of unsettling events in Willow Falls, Minnesota, all revolving around Matthew Garth, who becomes obsessed with the shooting victim and with the lavish lifestyle of a local doctor's family.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Watson
ISBN: 1571310959 9781571310958
OCLC Number: 803974330
Notes: Includes reading group guide.
Description: 249 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Larry Watson.

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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,  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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