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The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of bake-off contests demanded by the Truth. Then, old man Lawton goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny. Paradoxically, the specter of violent death breathes new life into the town. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolize the mood of a nation on the edge. Compulsively readable, The Keepers of Truth startles both with its insights and with Collins's powerful, incisive writing.

About the Author

Michael Collins was born in Limerick, Ireland, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. His first book, The Man Who Dreamt of Lobsters, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 1993. Michael Collins received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743218030
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Collins, Michael
Author:
Collins Michael
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Middle west
Subject:
Plant shutdowns
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mobile communication systems
Subject:
Electronic Commerce
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Marketing - Multilevel
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
150-101-653
Publication Date:
20010925
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 11.680 oz

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