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Goodnight, Nebraskaby Tom McNeal
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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.
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.
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.
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