Title: Paradise Salvage
Publisher: Overlook Books
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
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
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: Prior to becoming an award-winning screenwriter, John Fusco left high school to work variously as a factory machinist, sawmill hand, motorcycle seat upholsterer, and travelling blues musician. A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, he has written and produced eight major motion pictures, including Thunderheart and Young Guns. His is currently in pre-production on his next screenplay, Rebels, which will be directed by Barry Levinson in Fall of 2001, and his animated screenplay, Spirit, voiced by Robert Redford, will be released for Thanksgiving 2001. He lives with his wife and son on their stud farm in Vermont.
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