The Adventures of Corker Larue
By the author of Lily Snow ... Corker LaRueA[aŽaa man out of place in the worldA[aŽafinds himself orphaned in his middle age and realizes that he must now make his way on his own. In order to survive, he is forced to take a job selling peanuts on the filthy streets of New York City. But his uneventful life is set into a whirl of heady desire and experience when he meets Tina Hornet, a beautiful, haughty "actress" with whom he becomes infatuated, but who spurns his advances. Unbeknownst to him, she will lead him into a bizarre misadventure that will eventually take him all over the worldA[aŽaand out of it. In this novel, comedy and pathos, adventure and tragedy, great hope and bitter sorrow combine to form an unforgettable reading experience in which absurdity is redeemed by a core of deep emotional truth, and the concepts of love, death, despair, resurrection, and redemption are continually explored by their epitomization in a multitude of events and characters. While uniquely American in the perspective of its major characters, the exuberant creativity of this work embraces the whole human family, making it a truly world novel.
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