Coronado: Stories

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From Dennis Lehane, the award-winning author of Mystic River, Shutter Island, and the Kenzie-Gennaro series, comes a striking collection offive short stories and a play.

A small southern town gives birth to a dangerous man with a broken heart and a high-powered rifle. . . .

A young girl, caught up in an inner-city gang war, crosses the line from victim to avenger. . . . An innocent man is hunted by government agents for an unspecified crime.

. . . A boy and a girl fall in love while ransacking a rich man's house during the waning days of the Vietnam War. . . . A compromised psychiatrist confronts the unstable patient he slept with. . . . A father and a son wage a lethal battle of wits over the whereabouts of a stolen diamond and a missing woman. . . .Along with completely original material, this new col-lection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short stories, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado.

At turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these tales journey headlong into the heart of our national myths—about class, gender, freedom, and regeneration through violence—and reveal that the truth waiting for us there is not what we'd expect.

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HardCover. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 232 in Publisher: William Morrow & Company.; First Edition the editio 99 inventory book. Basically new. The soft envelope corners and spine slightly worn scratches inside pages intact. US 24.95 ----- --------------------------------------------- famous contemporary writer. Born in 1966 in Massachusetts. USA. Dorchester. Irish. now living in Boston. -Year-old he decided to become a writer. before his debut in order to hone Bifeng clutched the money for a living. he spent a mental health counselor. waiter. valet parking brother. officiating truck drivers. truck drivers. bookstores personnel to support him one step to the wish of the writer of the road. 1994 debut novel prewar wine. chilled men and women to create private exploration partner 'Patrick / Angel' series. the black humor of the dialogue and in-depth family violence. childhood trauma ...

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Though best known for his hugely successful novels, Dennis Lehane is also a master of the short story. This collection, his first to be published in the UK, includes the story 'Running out of Dog' which was featured in THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2005 and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES OF THE CENTURY. It also includes the full text of the acclaimed play CORONADO.

Infused with the compelling narrative drive, piercing insight, and psychological drama that have made his novels bestsellers, CORONADO is sure to satisfy this acclaimed writer's devoted following while they eagerly await his next novel.

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