Raphael Taylor is a young man with everything going for him – he is handsome and a star football player. But everything changes when, after an argument, he crashes his car. Crippled and embittered he enters a new world inhabited by an underclass he previously did not know existed.
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Raphael Taylor was a golden boy – blond, handsome, a gifted athlete and student. Damon Flood was a scoundrel – a smooth, smiling, cynical devil. The day Raphael met Damon was the day he began his mysterious fall from grace. And the golden boy fell very fast and very low.
Damon introduces Raphael to drink, wealth and a seductive woman, and then sends him out to his doom. After losing his leg in a drunken car accident, Raphael goes to recuperate in a seedy backstreet in Spokane, Washington. There he is surrounded by ‘the losers’, a nightmarish subculture of violence and despair that is kept going – and kept out of sight – by a band of incompetent social workers. Horrified yet fascinated, Raphael struggles to come to terms with his new surroundings – until Damon turns up on his doorstep, and the world of the losers explodes …
In 'The Losers', David Eddings enters deeply into the lives of America’s outcasts to reveal a new and brilliant side to his storytelling genius.About the Author:
David Eddings was born in Washington State in 1931 and grew up near Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on to serve in the US Army. Subsequently he worked as a buyer for the Boeing company and taught college-level English. His first novel was a contemporary adventure, but he soon began a spectacular career as a fantasy writer with his bestselling series ‘The Belgariad’.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2241382