A Hole in the Universe

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Penguin, Feb 22, 2005 - Fiction - 376 pages
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Readers and critics have been enchanted by Mary McGarry Morris's unforgettable characters and masterly use of suspense in her four earlier novels, including the bestselling Songs in Ordinary Time. In her latest tour de force, Gordon Loomis returns to a changed world after twenty-five years in prison. His old neighborhood is blighted by drug dealers; his brother is eager to help but is too caught up in his own life; his loyal friend Delores makes him realize that he's just as afraid of relationships as he is of going back to jail; and his inherent decency draws the attention of a hungry child whose survival threatens the fragile balance that is Gordon's freedom.

Compelling and taut, suspenseful and compassionate, A Hole in the Universe will continue to resonate long after the last page is turned.

On the web: http://www.marymcgarrymorris.com

 

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A HOLE IN THE UNIVERSE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sprawling fifth outing from Oprah favorite Morris (Songs in Ordinary Time, 1995). After serving 25 years for murder, 40-ish misfit Gordon Loomis—physically huge, emotionally withdrawn, and stunned ... Read full review

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User Review  - CatieN - LibraryThing

I grabbed this book off the shelf, expectations not too high, and was mesmerized by the story from page 1. Gordon Loomis went to prison at the age of 18 for a crime that he didn't commit. He committed ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
14
CHAPTER 3
29
CHAPTER 4
39
CHAPTER 5
63
CHAPTER 6
75
CHAPTER 7
95
CHAPTER 8
107
CHAPTER 15
222
CHAPTER 16
225
CHAPTER 17
238
CHAPTER 18
246
CHAPTER 19
267
CHAPTER 20
275
CHAPTER 21
291
CHAPTER 22
308

CHAPTER 9
118
CHAPTER 10
131
CHAPTER 11
148
CHAPTER 12
166
CHAPTER 13
185
CHAPTER 14
205
CHAPTER 23
318
CHAPTER 24
334
CHAPTER 25
345
CHAPTER 26
356
CHAPTER 27
369
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About the author (2005)

Mary McGarry Morris is the author of Vanished, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award; A Dangerous Woman, which was chosen by Time as of of the five best novels of 1991; Songs in Ordinary Time, an Oprah's Book Club Selection and national bestseller, and the critically acclaimed Fiona Range and A Hole in the Universe. She lives in Andover, Massachussetts.

On the web: http://www.marymcgarrymorris.com

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