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The Gunners (Hardcover)

| Counterpoint LLC | 3/20/2018

ISBN-10 : 1619029898   ISBN-13 : 9781619029897   List Price : $26.00

$13.59 (Very Good)
  • A11 (4th Shelf Top-to-bottom)

Overview

Achieving bold emotional complexity, The Gunners explores just how much one moment, one decision, or one person can change us

Following on her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You've Never Been, called "mesmerizing," "powerful," and "gorgeous," by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty-year old who is suffering from the blurred vision of Macular Degeneration, surely a sign of premature aging. He struggles to establish human connections--even his emotional life is a blur.

As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with "The Gunners," his group of childhood friends, after one of their number has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally's death, find its way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, forgiveness, and complex human emotion.

A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman's place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 1619029898
  • ISBN-13: 9781619029897
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 224
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