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Cheap Ticket to Heaven

Smith, Charlie

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ISBN 10: 0805037977 / ISBN 13: 9780805037975
Published by Henry Holt & Co, 1996
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Cheap Ticket to Heaven

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Signed: SIGNED

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In his fifth novel, Cheap Ticket to Heaven, Smith opens up the prison gates and looses on the world a pair of natural-born killers that would have made Bonnie and Clyde proud. Jack and Clare are robbers, killers, and lovers. Intelligent and not unregenerate, but very deadly, they cut a bloody swath through the Midwest and South, all the while in search of some higher truths - running existential errands - they can live by and die for. What they find at the end of their journey is a vision of surpassing beauty, and subtle proof that not every criminal must follow the well-trod path to hell.


Cheap Ticket to Heaven, Charlie Smith's fifth novel, follows the travails of a violent little couple named Jack Baker and Clare Manigault and their attempt to transform their criminal acts into a holy passage to the great beyond. Some people are fascinated by the couple--"Pardon me, but I am entranced by you and your wife," a would-be biographer says-- while others want them dead, namely Clare's beast of a father and her psychopathic half-brother. Jack's father, for his part, is an unbalanced individual with 12 suicide attempts to his credit. Amid this mayhem is the promise of redemption, at least as suggested in the wild imagination of Charlie Smith, who has crafted this tale in disturbing sequences and deviant

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