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At the age of 17, Randall Hunsacker shoots his mother's boyfriend, steals a car and comes close to killing himself. His second chance lies in a small Nebraska farm town, where the landmarks include McKibben's Mobil Station, Frmka's Superette, and a sign that says The Wages of Sin is Hell. This is Goodnight, a place so ingrown and provincial that Randall calls it "Sludgeville"-until he starts thinking of it as home.

In this pitch-perfect novel, Tom McNeal explores the currents of hope, passion, and cruelty beneath the surface of the American heartland. InRandall, McNeal creates an outcast whose redemption lies in Goodnight, a strange, small, but ultimately embracing community where Randall will inspire fear and adulation, win the love of a beautiful girl and nearly throw it all away.

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Recalling such classics as Winesburg, Ohio and Main Street, a debut novel recounts the fortunes of the townsfolk of a small Nebraska town, including a mysterious young man who embarks on a rocky marriage. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

Synopsis:

A youth's inability to control his temper ruins his life. After shooting a man for sleeping with his mother, Randall Hunsacker leaves Utah for a small town in Nebraska. Things start looking up when he becomes a football hero and marries a local belle, but his temper gets the better of him, he abuses her and she leaves him. A first novel.

About the Author

Tom McNeal lives in Fallbrook, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307556479
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
McNeal, Tom
Author:
Tom McNeal
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990601
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Goodnight, Nebraska
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Product details 336 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307556479 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Recalling such classics as Winesburg, Ohio and Main Street, a debut novel recounts the fortunes of the townsfolk of a small Nebraska town, including a mysterious young man who embarks on a rocky marriage. Reprint. 40,000 first printing. Tour.
"Synopsis" by , A youth's inability to control his temper ruins his life. After shooting a man for sleeping with his mother, Randall Hunsacker leaves Utah for a small town in Nebraska. Things start looking up when he becomes a football hero and marries a local belle, but his temper gets the better of him, he abuses her and she leaves him. A first novel.
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