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Settright Road (Paperback) (Jon Boilard)

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Settright Road is a collection of twenty short stories and one longer piece of fiction, all set in and around a string of busted Massachusetts mill towns during the ******-fueled 1980s.
Its pages are colored by unforgettable characters: a teenage lothario whose plans to escape his one-horse town by hopping a train to California are monkey-wrenched when he impregnates a local girl from a prominent family; fresh-out-of-prison Sean Folan, who nearly kills a man in a bar fight just so he’ll get locked up again; underage Bill Buick, who sells ****** to hard-up townies and seduces high school girls, when he’s not driving a wedge between his aunt and her new boyfriend; and Eskimo ? trouble in a too-tight dress ? a dancer and a poet whose unsavory relationship with a strip club owner comes to a tragic end when she falls in love with a notorious backwoods brawler.
Jon Boilard lets loose these conflicted characters against a backdrop of the abject poverty that sits in stark contrast to the lush New England scenery; then he challenges us to root for these desperados despite the weight of their human errors.
Number of Pages: 184.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Jon Boilard
Language: English
Street Date: January 10, 2017
TCIN: 51988333
UPC: 9781941088623
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-3925
$10.84
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