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Publisher Comments:

Martin, in the middle of a divorce, is seeking solace. Flying off to the neon-lit south Florida coastline, he settles in for some rest and rehabilitation with his soon-to-be ex-sister-in-law. Martin quickly settles into her bed too, creating a situation that is bound for trouble — especially when his ex-wife also appears on the scene. Cautiously, the threesome try to sort things out, engaging in varied rituals of mating, hating, forgetting, and forgiving. A funny and unforgettable novel about friends, family, and the kind of quirky, complicated relationships that will keep readers rapt through the final pages.

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"A searing, startling and honest piece of work." Boston Globe

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"Tracer is stylistically lean and hungry, shrewd in observation, full of brittle dialogue and dry wit....This is a book with afterburn." Chicago Tribune

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"Frederick Barthelme is doing for the '80s what Raymond Chandler did for the '30s. He does for the 7Eleven what Edward Hopper did for the all-night diner." Baltimore Sun

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Set in a seedy beach-front motel, this is the story of Martin, a newly divorced man who seeks solace in a visit to his former sister-in-law, a relationship that quickly becomes a complicated affair, especially when his ex-wife shows up.

About the Author

Barthelme directs the writing program at the University of Southern Mississippi and edits Mississippi Review.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582431291
Author:
Barthelme, Frederick
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Florida
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Triangles
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
105-37
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 5.9 oz

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Product details 128 pages Counterpoint Press - English 9781582431291 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A searing, startling and honest piece of work."
"Review" by , "Tracer is stylistically lean and hungry, shrewd in observation, full of brittle dialogue and dry wit....This is a book with afterburn."
"Review" by , "Frederick Barthelme is doing for the '80s what Raymond Chandler did for the '30s. He does for the 7Eleven what Edward Hopper did for the all-night diner."
"Synopsis" by , Set in a seedy beach-front motel, this is the story of Martin, a newly divorced man who seeks solace in a visit to his former sister-in-law, a relationship that quickly becomes a complicated affair, especially when his ex-wife shows up.
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