Handling Sin

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 720 pages
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On the Ides of March, our hero, Raleigh Whittier Hayes (forgetful husband, baffled father, prosperous insurance agent, and leading citizen of Thermopylae, North Carolina), learns that his father has discharged himself from the hospital, taken all his money out of the bank and, with a young black female mental patient, vanished in a yellow Cadillac convertible. Left behind is a mysterious list of seven outrageous tasks that Raleigh must perform in order to rescue his father and his inheritance.

And so Raleigh and fat Mingo Sheffield (his irrepressibly loyal friend) set off on an uproarious contemporary treasure hunt through a landscape of unforgettable characters, falling into adventures worthy of Tom Jones and Huck Finn. A moving parable of human love and redemption, Handling Sin is Michael Malone's comic masterpiece.

 

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User Review  - trishpaw - LibraryThing

This novel is so funny! Through a series of subtle misunderstandings, the straight-laced protaganist find himself travelling across the country in search of his father, who has escaped the nursing home with his care-giver, and is leaving clues to be followed. Read full review

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User Review  - Bellettres - LibraryThing

My very favorite novel! I love Raleigh, understand his exasperation with Mingo, and enjoyed every moment of their heroic journey from North Carolina to News Orleans. There are many "favorite" episodes ... Read full review

Contents

The Quest
134
The Return
446
About the Author
623
Back Cover
624
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Michael Malone is the author of ten novels, a collection of short stories, and two works of nonfiction. Educated at Carolina and at Harvard, he is now a professor in Theater Studies at Duke University. Among his prizes are the Edgar, the O. Henry, the Writers Guild Award, and the Emmy. He lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with his wife.

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