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The Lost Saints of Tennessee [Signed]

Franklin-Willis, Amy

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ISBN 10: 0802120059 / ISBN 13: 9780802120052
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 2012
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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Small quarto in offwhite color-illus jacket; 343 pages ; 22 cm Very fine in same jacket. Signed by author on title page. Author's first novel. Original publisher's promotional postcard laid in. "After losing his twin to a drowning accident and his wife to divorce, Zeke Cooper leaves his mother and two daughters behind in Tennessee and travels to Virginia horse country, where he considers his responsibility to repair his fractured family." || Grief -- Fiction. Divorced men -- Fiction. Fatherhood -- Fiction. Brothers -- Death -- Fiction. Drowning -- Fiction. Twins -- Fiction. Life change events -- Fiction. Dysfunctional families -- Fiction. Brothers -- Death. Divorced men. Drowning. Dysfunctional families. Fatherhood. Grief. Life change events. Twins. Domestic fiction. Domestic fiction. Fiction. Domestic fiction. Geographic: Southern States -- Fiction. Southern States. Bookseller Inventory # 86090

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Title: The Lost Saints of Tennessee [Signed]

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, New York

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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With enormous heart and dazzling agility, Amy Franklin-Willis expertly mines the fault lines in one Southern working-class family. Driven by the soulful voices of forty-two-year-old Ezekiel Cooper and his mother, Lillian, The Lost Saints of Tennessee journeys from the 1940s to 1980s as it follows Zeke’s evolution from anointed son, to honorable sibling, to unhinged middle-aged man.

After Zeke loses his twin brother in a mysterious drowning and his wife to divorce, only ghosts remain in his hometown of Clayton, Tennessee. Zeke makes the decision to leave town in a final attempt to escape his pain, throwing his two treasured possessions a copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and his dead brother’s ancient dog into his truck, and heads east. He leaves behind two young daughters and his estranged mother, who reveals her own conflicting view of the Cooper family story in a vulnerable but spirited voice stricken by guilt over old sins and clinging to the hope that her family isn’t beyond repair.

When Zeke finds refuge with cousins in Virginia horse country, divine acts in the form of severe weather, illness, and a new romance collide, leading Zeke to a crossroads where he must decide the fate of his family.

About the Author:

An eighth-generation Southerner, Amy Franklin-Willis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2007, she received an Emerging Writer Grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation to complete The Lost Saints of Tennessee.

www.amyfranklin-willis.com

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