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Hello Down There

Parker, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0684194244 / ISBN 13: 9780684194240
Published by Scribners, 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The first novel by the author of THE GEORGRAPHICAL CURE and TOWNS WITHOUT RIVERS, the story of a love affair in a 1950's North Carolina tobacco town. Fine/Fine. Signed by Parker on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 1880

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Title: Hello Down There

Publisher: Scribners

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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In a coastal North Carolina town in 1952, Edwin, the scion of the town's wealthiest family, struggles with morphine addiction and becomes involved with seventeen-year-old Eureka, a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks, as they discover the moral decay at the heart of their hometown. A first novel.

From Publishers Weekly:

Set in the 1950s, this haunting first novel begins amid the ruins of a broken life. In a misguided attempt to break free of the rigid Southern society he lives in, wealthy young Edwin Keane has made a tragic mistake. As the small town of Trent, N.C., conspires to protect him from the consequences of his actions, Edwin descends into an abyss of guilt and morphine addiction. Redemption lies in the love of 17-year-old Eureka Speight, daughter of a bitter, displaced dirt farmer, but first Edwin must overcome his addiction and confront the past. Further complicating their romance is a cast of disapproving relatives and townspeople, sympathetically portrayed villains with their own psychological wounds who can more readily condone violence and despair than a violation of the social code. This is Southern gothic intrigue and eccentricity at its best, with language playing an integral part in the action. In Parker's intensely imaginative world, metaphor can be addictive, stories have the power to free stultified lives and telling the truth can redeem the sins of the past. Rich and compassionate, his is a memorable story.
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