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Paradise Salvage

Fusco, John

Published by Overlook Books, 2002
ISBN 10: 1585672092 / ISBN 13: 9781585672097
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Title: Paradise Salvage

Publisher: Overlook Books

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Signed by Author 1585672092 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 006285

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Synopsis: In his tantalizing debut novel, John Fusco marvelously traces the unforgettable trajectory of twelve-year-old Nunzio Paradiso's last summer of innocence. To Kill a Mockingbird depicted such a summer-the last unfettered, wondrous season of youth.

Each new wreck towed into Paradise Salvage-where the ferocious crusher presides with its power to reduce luxury automobiles into heaps of twisted metal-is a desultory gift from Fortune. Sometimes it's a handful of loose change or an old copy of Vue magazine with a Betty Page centerfold under the front seat, but on a hot summer day in 1979, in the trunk of an abandoned Pontiac, Nunzio uncovers a secret that will change his life.

In the blink of an eye, all evidence is lost to the crusher, and only his older brother Danny Boy believes Nunzio's story. Enlisting the help of his father's renegade cousin, an ex-cop with a dark history of his own, he embarks on a bizarre and dangerous journey.

A story of innocence lost and justice found, of ambition frustrated and dreams realized, and the difference between generations of a family struggling to reconcile the traditions of the past with the demands of the present, Paradise Salvage glows with heart and marks the debut of a gifted storyteller.

About the Author: John Fusco is the author of "Paradise Salvage", which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association s Dagger Award for Best First Crime Novel. He has written ten major motion pictures, including "Young Guns", "Hidalgo", and the Academy Award-nominated "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron". Fusco is the creator of the Netflix Original Series "Marco Polo" and has also just written the long-awaited sequel to "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon".Most recently, he has adapted Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist" for the Weinstein Company.He lives on a farm in Northern Vermont with his wife.

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