North

North

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Combining the pace of a detective story with the bold prose of a master storyteller, North is both an adventure and a pilgrimage. Alone and haunted by memories of his dead wife and child, Jack--who prowled the backwaters of Girls--returns to upstate New York from the Carolina coast, where he has been working as a security guard. A New York lawyer hires him to find her missing nephew, last seen in the area of Jack's northern hometown. His search gradually uncovers a dark underside of rural life and a cast of dangerous characters. Jack is besieged by memories as he uncovers a brutal crime and finds himself in a turbulent relationship with a treacherous woman. In trying to save another's life, Jack must relive his own; memory, obsession, and reality fuse; and Jack discovers the truth of Faulkner's observation that "the past is not really past; it's not even over."
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2005.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780393051032
039305103X
Characteristics: 302 p.

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multcolib_susannel Apr 10, 2016

Jack is hired to find a missing nephew. But first Jack has to find the missing elements in his own life.

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