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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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This startlingly funny and poignant novel will enchant anyone who has loved and longed for the journey.

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Darlynne, September 25, 2010 (view all comments by Darlynne)
Comparisons to "A Confederacy of Dunces" are as inevitable as they are inaccurate. Mr. Malone has created a cast of immensely likable and crazy--in the best sense of the word--characters, all of whom his hero, Raleigh Hayes, encounters or must drag along on his quest to save his wayward father. This is the story of Raleigh's odyssey from self-righteous, upstanding citizen to, well, that would be telling. The funniest and most satisfying book from the best writer you're not reading. Seriously. You'll thank me.
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ISBN:
9781402239335
Author:
Malone, Michael
Publisher:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
700
Dimensions:
9.00x6.32x1.56 in. 2.09 lbs.

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