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Brenna, Duff

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ISBN 10: 0312268653 / ISBN 13: 9780312268657
Published by Picador, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Brenna, Duff. THE ALTAR OF THE BODY. NY: Picador, c2001. First edition. 327pp. Signed by the author. 8vo. Near Fine hardback with d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 51168

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Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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George McLeod’s easy life turns to chaos when his bodybuilder cousin Buck Root returns to Minnesota with his sexy girlfriend Joy and her mother Livia, whose sense of reality blurs into the pages of a western novel. For the first time, George understands the rage to live life to its fullest—the rage that has consumed Joy, Buck Root, and Livia. With tragicomic grandeur, Duff Brenna weaves the story of four people who come together in a cataclysmic moment of truth that tests their compassion and capacity to love.

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Duff Brenna is the author of The Book of Mamie, which won the AWP Award; The Holy Book of the Beard; and Too Cool, a New York Times Notable Book. A Minnesota native and onetime Wisconsin dairy farmer, Brenna is an English professor. He lives in Poway, California.

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