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Our hero, Raleigh Hayes, is a respectable insurance salesman whose fortune cookie just predicted he'll soon go completely to pieces. It might be right. His father just dodged the nurses and escaped in a Cadillac, with a teenage girl in tow. A wild road-trip adventure ensues as our hero, with an increasing carload of wacky, loveable characters, goes crashing through the South in pursuit.
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On the Ides of March, our hero, Raleigh Whittier Hayes (forgetful husband, baffled father, prosperous insurance agent and leading citizen of Thermopylae, North Carolina), learns that his father has discharged himself from the hospital, taken all his money out of the bank, and, with a young black female mental patient, vanished in a yellow Cadillac convertible. Left behind is a mysterious list of seven outrageous tasks that Raleigh must perform in order to rescue his father and his inheritance.

And so Raleigh and fat Mingo Sheffield (his irrepressibly loyal friend) set off on an uproarious contemporary treasure hunt through a landscape of unforgettable characters, falling into adventures worthy of Tom Jones and Huck Finn. A moving parable of human love and redemption, Handling Sin is Michael Malone's comic masterpiece.

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"Terribly funny, emotionally engaging, and almost impossible to set aside...a heartwarming tour de force." Newsweek

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venusinfauxfurz, May 4, 2007 (view all comments by venusinfauxfurz)
I bought this book yesterday and haven't been able to put it down. I have never seen anyone reading or buying one of Michael Malone's books and I've never seen one on anyone's bookshelves, although I have noticed that they are always on the shelf at the bookstore. They're published by a small publishing company and their covers are very nice and eye-catching. Anyway. I pulled this off the shelf yesterday because I was looking for something, anything to do rather than work on a take-home sociology final on issues in feminism. I read the plot synopsis and was amused. I took it upstairs, read the first two chapters, and remained amused. Twenty-four hours later, I'm done with finals and still engrossed in this book. Michael Malone is solid! Why isn't everyone reading him?!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781570717567
Author:
Malone, Michael
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Location:
Naperville, Ill.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v.3
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.49x5.53x1.31 in. 1.64 lbs.

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Product details 640 pages Sourcebooks - English 9781570717567 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Our hero, Raleigh Hayes, is a respectable insurance salesman whose fortune cookie just predicted he'll soon go completely to pieces. It might be right. His father just dodged the nurses and escaped in a Cadillac, with a teenage girl in tow. A wild road-trip adventure ensues as our hero, with an increasing carload of wacky, loveable characters, goes crashing through the South in pursuit.

"Review" by , "Terribly funny, emotionally engaging, and almost impossible to set aside...a heartwarming tour de force."
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