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Off for the Sweet Hereafter: A Novel

Pearson, T. R.

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ISBN 10: 0671614371 / ISBN 13: 9780671614379
Published by Linden press/simon & Schuster, Fresno, California, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This is a fine hardcover first edition, first printing copy in a fine mylar protected DJ, purple spine. Signed by the author on the title page. The previous owner was T. R. Pearson's college English professor. His name on the front pastedown and his blind stamp on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 043294

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Title: Off for the Sweet Hereafter: A Novel

Publisher: Linden press/simon & Schuster, Fresno, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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The second installment in the Neely trilogy, which opens with a preposterously long sentence and goes downhill from there. Sex, gunplay, exhumed corpses. Something for everybody.

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T. R. Pearson, author of last year's A Short History of a Small Place , again presents an intimate view of small-town North Carolina, but Neely is no Mayberry, and its residents remind one more of a Southern verison of The Beans of Egypt, Maine than of Andy Griffith. The Neely-ites are a motley crew, known by lineage and physical attributes ("the bald Jeeter"). Raeford Benton Lynch, of the Chickenhouse Lynches, never has done a great deal with himself, until he hires on with a grave-moving crew and meets hot-blooded Jane Elizabeth Firesheets, whose charms lead him to a life of crime. Pearson has a dense, folksy style all his own, and although his storyline sometimes gets muddled and his prose busy, his originality and unerring sense of place make this book a winner. Ann H. Fisher, Radford P.L., Va.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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