June 21, 2011
June 21, 2011
In this intense and meticulous work, Edgar Award-winning author Thomas H. Cook (THE CHATHAM SCHOOL AFFAIR) condenses a lifetime of contempt and regret into a single conversation between a minor writer and the woman he blames for his father's death. Over the years, historian Luke Page has grown accustomed to seeing drowsy eyes and yawning mouths at his sparsely attended book signings and discussions, but he is shocked to discover that one of the victims of his latest soporific speech is Lola Faye Gilroy, the "other" woman who Luke believes caused the violent death of his father many years ago. He reluctantly agrees to meet with Lola Faye, who initiates a perilous conversation about the past which is part confession and part inquiry. Cook masterfully structures the novel around the lengthy exchange between his two vivid and complex central characters, each of whom has a definite agenda which shifts and evolves as the conversation continues and each comment takes on added significance.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Mystery + Crime, Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Human Qualities + Behavior, Family + Friendship, Psychology, Conflicts + Dualities
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Psychology, Family + Friendship, Human Qualities + Behavior, Types of Characters, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Conflicts + Dualities
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Thomas H. Cook
- Online Item #: 13455364
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-9740
- ISBN: 9780547520292
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported