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It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: One contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money.
Finding work at the local butcher shop, Charlie gradually meets all the townsfolk, including Boaty Glass, Brownsburg's wealthiest citizen, and most significantly, Boaty's beautiful teenage bride, Sylvan.
This last encounter sets in motion the events that give Goolrick's powerful tale the stark, emotional impact that thrilled fans of his previous novel, A Reliable Wife.
Heading Out to Wonderful is a suspenseful masterpiece--a novel of obsession and love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen.

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It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: one contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money. Heading Out to Wonderful is a haunting, heart-stopping novel of love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen.

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In addition to A Reliable Wife, Robert Goolrick is the author of the acclaimed memoir The End of the World as We Know It. He lives in a small Virginia town.

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jksquires, April 27, 2013 (view all comments by jksquires)
While visiting my oldest daughter in Bend, Oregon last week, we stopped at a charming, small (but sadly going out of business) neighborhood bookstore, where I was immediately drawn to this novel when I saw it was written by the remarkable author of A Reliable Wife. I bought it and finished it in a day and a half because I found it to be even better than his excellent first novel. He captures perfectly the small town in Virginia in 1949 that just happens to become the home of a drifting young man with a mysterious suitcase of money. This young man seems to have found a real home but things take a dire and tragic turn when he is drawn into a love affair with the beautiful young wife of a wealthy brute. A very good read, indeed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781616202798
Author:
Goolrick, Robert
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: one contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money. Heading Out to Wonderful is a haunting, heart-stopping novel of love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen.

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