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A mother's guilt. Two sons, one hiding a dark secret, the other permanently impaired by a childhood injury. These are the explosive elements that comprise Careful!

Richard Madelin's devastating and suspenseful debut novel. As a child, Lenny had an accident that left him mentally challenged, prone to be exploited by the world around him, particularly by his mother Alice, who believes that through strict discipline, such as putting out burning cigarettes on his hand, Lenny will "see the light,"and become normal again. But when Lenny's estranged brother Jack, a policeman, moves back into their small English village, Alices decides to have Lenny kidnap him, which leads to a series of tragic family revelations, and finally, murder. Told entirely in interior monologue, Careful!is a stunning tapestry of language, violence and emotion, reminiscent of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timeand Joyce Carol Oates' Zombie.

Review:

"The name of the book is Careful!, but the risks it takes are not. In a phenomenal literary performance, Madelin creates and sustains a difficult narrative voice with the virtuoso control of a tightrope walker." Andrew Lewis Conn, Author, P: A Novel

Synopsis:

A gripping story of maternal excess, kidnapping and murder.

Synopsis:

A gripping literary debut, Careful! is the story of one mother’s desperate attempt to reunite her family. As a child, Lenny had an accident that left him mentally challenged, prone to be exploited by the world around him. However, he will always be safe as long as his devoted mother, Alice, is able to protect him. But when Alice decides to use Lenny to kidnap his estranged brother Jack, a series of devastating events are set in motion. Told entirely in interior monologue, Careful! is a stunning tapestry of language, violence and emotion, reminiscent of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Richard Madelin lives in Somerset, England. His stories have appeared in The Guardian, Radio Four BBC and Heinemann’s Best.

Synopsis:

The story of one mother's desperate attempt to reunite her family.

About the Author

Richard Madelin lives in Somerset, England. His stories have appeared in The Guardian, London Magazine, Heinemann's Best, and have been performed on BBC Radio. He has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780970312563
Author:
Madelin, Richard
Publisher:
Ig Publishing
Location:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Brothers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Parent and adult child
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Torture victims.
Subject:
Accident victims
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
People with mental disabilities
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Product details 300 pages Ig Publishing - English 9780970312563 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The name of the book is Careful!, but the risks it takes are not. In a phenomenal literary performance, Madelin creates and sustains a difficult narrative voice with the virtuoso control of a tightrope walker."
"Synopsis" by ,
A gripping story of maternal excess, kidnapping and murder.
"Synopsis" by ,

A gripping literary debut, Careful! is the story of one mother’s desperate attempt to reunite her family. As a child, Lenny had an accident that left him mentally challenged, prone to be exploited by the world around him. However, he will always be safe as long as his devoted mother, Alice, is able to protect him. But when Alice decides to use Lenny to kidnap his estranged brother Jack, a series of devastating events are set in motion. Told entirely in interior monologue, Careful! is a stunning tapestry of language, violence and emotion, reminiscent of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Richard Madelin lives in Somerset, England. His stories have appeared in The Guardian, Radio Four BBC and Heinemann’s Best.

"Synopsis" by , The story of one mother's desperate attempt to reunite her family.
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