First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Searles on the title-page. Second book by the author of BOY STILL MISSING. Dj comments by Dennis Lehane, Adriana Trigiani, and Frank McCourt. 8vo boards & cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 22919
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“Sinister and complex.... You’ll race right through it.”—New York Times
After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Surrounded by memories of the family he no longer has, and trying to forget the reasons he left New York, Philip is in stasis.
But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high school girlfriend shows up on their doorstep. A sad young woman who still bears the scars of the accident that took Ronnie's life, Melissa is nine months pregnant. The father, she claims, is Ronnie.
Now Philip and his mother must confront not only Melissa's past but also their own: the secrets each has buried and the lies each has told. But not everyone wants the past exposed.... At once a moving story of redemption and a heart-stopping work of suspense, Strange but True “will hold you transfixed” (Salon.com).
From the Back Cover:
After a mysterious fall from his New York City apartment, Philip Chase has moved back home with his mother, Charlene, a bitter woman who has never fully accepted the death of her younger son, Ronnie, five years earlier. Numb from watching too much television, rereading a tragic biography, and trading snipes with his mother, Philip is in stasis.
But everything changes late one windy February night when Ronnie's high school girlfriend shows up on their doorstep. A sad young woman who still bears the scars of the accident that took Ronnie's life on the night of their prom, Melissa has unexpectedly found hope. She is nine months pregnant. And the father, she claims, is Ronnie.
So begins this startling tale, which moves from one breathless surprise to another as Philip and his mother confront not only Melissa's past but their own. Their desperate search for answers takes them on a poignant and emotional journey, ultimately placing them in the path of murder and revenge.
At once a moving story of redemption and a heart-stopping work of suspense, Strange but True confirms John Searles's place among the most gifted voices of his generation. Beautifully written and charged with a sublime wit, the novel brings to vibrant life a cast of characters that no reader will forget.
Title: STRANGE BUT TRUE A Novel
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Very fine in like dj.
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description William Morrow, 2004. hardcover. Condition: Fine. Author Signed Hardcover Book 2004 NY: William Morrow First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author(s). Seller Inventory # SEASTRA03
Book Description William Morrow July 20, 2004, New York, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. 308 p. ; 23 cm. Red and brown paper over boards, black spine lettering. Fine in a near fine jacket which has the slightest of crinkles at the spine ends. Signed by the author on the title page. Author's second book. A v. sharp copy. Seller Inventory # 100174
Book Description William Morrow, New York, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Flat SIGNED to the title page by Mr. Searles. Stated First Edition with the number line to one. As new, unclipped, unread and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Bright clean titles to spine. Corners are sharp and square. Dustjacket is lightly bumped to extremities with minor shelf wear to show. Now protected in brodart jacket. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 002016
Book Description William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine. First Edition. A 308 page mystery by the author of Boy Still Missing. SIGNED and dated by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Author's second novel. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 14464
Book Description William Morrow & Co., New York, New York, 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition/First Printing. This copy has been SIGNED by John Searles on the title page above his printed name! He has also added a personal inscription as follows: "For . - Thanks so much for all your support! Enjoy! JS datyed 7-04" From the author of "Boy Still Missing". Dennis Lehane dustjacket praise stating "A fine, unsettling novel with richly etched characters and a delicious sense of menace.". Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 6249
Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: William Morrow, 2004. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. F/na. Light edge wear, and a very light corner crease. First US Edition. ARC/Proof. "Advance Reader's Edition". Pictorial Wraps. SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Searles. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 025338