Dewy, a black man, and his partner, Gunnar, a white Wisconsin farmboy, spend their time working as ""repo men"" in a tough inner-city neighborhood, until an unresponsive customer triggers a tragedy that sends Gunnar's life hurtling out of control. A first novel. $30,000 ad/promo.
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This superb first novel, beautifully written in minor keys that reveal the omnipresent sadness of narrator Gunnar Lund, is set on the cash-strapped streets of a rough section of Columbus, Ohio. Gunnar is an alien from Wisconsin, and has a job as a bill collector and repo man for a company that rents home appliances; he's also a white man moving through a largely African American world. Well-told, stark, gritty and realistic, The Right Man for the Job is also an extremely successful study of race in this country. It puts on no sociological airs; it simply talks honestly about white people and black people, and how they treat each other.About the Author:
Mike Magnuson is the author of The Right Man for the Job and The Fire Gospels. He teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060187107
Book Description HarperCollins, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Advance Uncorrected Proof (softcover) of author's FIRST BOOK in glossy red-orange wraps. New, no marks, no damage. Stated First Edition issued prior to publication. Bookseller Inventory # 000547
Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060187107
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060187107