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Strange but true

Author: John Searles
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Numb from watching too much television, rereading a tragic biography, and trading snipes with his mother, Philip is in stasis. But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Searles
ISBN: 0060721790 9780060721794
OCLC Number: 61048747
Notes: Originally published: New York : William Morrow, ©2004. 1st ed.
Description: 308 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: John Searles.

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After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Numb from watching too much television, rereading a tragic biography, and trading snipes with his mother, Philip is in stasis. But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high school girlfriend shows up on their doorstep. A sad young woman who still bears the scars of the accident that took Ronnie's life on the night of their prom, Melissa has unexpectedly found hope. She is nine months pregnant. And the father, she claims, is Ronnie. So begins this startling tale, which moves from one breathless surprise to another as Philip and his mother confront not only Melissa's past but their own. Their desperate search for answers takes them on a poignant and emotional journey, ultimately placing them in the path of murder and revenge. [This] novel brings to vibrant life a cast of characters that no reader will forget.

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