Money, Love

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 1, 2001 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Ever since sixteen-year-old Gabe Strickland can remember, his father, Roman, has believed in the sale: that magical moment on the customer's porch, the deal about to close. But with each dizzying success comes an equally memorable failure, and Gabe's mother, Gladys, has grown tired of waiting for a life of financial stability. So in the summer of 1975 she leaves Roman and goes to live with his dependable brother Dutch. Confident he can win Gladys back, Roman pins all his hopes on a barnstorming tour of Southern carnivals, hawking tickets for "Death Cars of Celebrities." Gabe finds his own truth somewhere between Roman's quixotic dreaming and Gladys's newfound stability, and he learns that love is, ultimately, the one thing that can't be bought or sold. Reading group guide included.
 

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MONEY, LOVE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This terrifically entertaining first novel by Barkley (stories: Circle View, not reviewed), set in North Carolina in the summer of 1975, resembles nothing so much as a PG-rated country cousin to ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
11
Section 3
41
Section 4
65
Section 5
82
Section 6
104
Section 7
118
Section 8
141
Section 10
193
Section 11
216
Section 12
251
Section 13
273
Section 14
298
Section 15
325
Section 16
343
Section 17
344

Section 9
165

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About the author (2001)

He is a native of North Carolina, is the author of Circle View, a short story collection. He lives in Frostburg, Maryland.

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