Confessions of a Contractor

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Penguin Group USA, 2009 - Fiction - 301 pages
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Selected as a ¬“sizzling beach read¬” by the New York Daily News, Richard Murphy¬'s debut novel explains what it really means to be a full-service contractor.

Henry Sullivan has spent seventeen years renovating houses for wealthy women, and he owes his success to a few simple rules: don¬'t take on too many jobs at once¬—and don¬'t sleep with clients. Over the course of one complicated summer, Henry breaks those rules when he works on the houses of two very different women who used to be friends. Henry falls for both women, and finds himself erecting an emotional house of cards as he attempts to complete their jobs while piecing together the mysterious events that demolished the women¬'s friendship.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Hollywood screenwriter Murphy taps into his own lengthy history in the home-repair business to craft a debut novel about the uneven relationships between love and shelter.Murphy's fictional ... Read full review

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User Review  - stonelaura - LibraryThing

In this improbable, but fairly entertaining story (although before becoming a screenwriter and novelist the author was a carpenter in Los Angeles, so who knows?) we meet handsome Henry Sullivan who ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Richard Murphy is a screenwriter and a former contractor.

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