Man in the Woods: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 14, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
9 Reviews

“A smart, haunting thriller with bass reverb and a pounding heart.”
—Jayne Anne Phillips, author of the National Book Award finalist Lark and Termite

Scott Spencer, the acclaimed author of Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, reaffirms his storytelling mastery with Man in the Woods—a gripping psychological thriller about a carpenter at loose ends and the crime of passion that radically reorders his world. Rudy Wurlitzer lauds Man in the Woods as a stunning work that offers “heartbreaking insights into the dark frailties of human nature,” and which he calls, “a page turner from beginning to end.” And New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose hails its achievement, writing, “In this brilliant novel, Scott Spencer further expands his range.”

 

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User Review  - Caitdub - LibraryThing

boasts it's about "true nature" of man. violence and love. what i'm seeing: a slightly neurotic woman wavering in and out of her faith, who happens to be in love with a man who is a beautiful ... Read full review

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User Review  - mkboylan - LibraryThing

[Man in the Woods] by [[Scott Spencer]] Briefly, the premise is a good man "loses it" and commits accidental manslaughter. The book examines the effects this has on him, his girlfriend, and their ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
24
Section 4
39
Section 5
50
Section 6
65
Section 7
70
Section 8
80
Section 13
151
Section 14
158
Section 15
169
Section 16
197
Section 17
212
Section 18
231
Section 19
238
Section 20
263

Section 9
89
Section 10
96
Section 11
119
Section 12
127
Section 21
307
Section 22
313
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About the author (2010)

Scott Spencer is the author of nine previous novels, including A Ship Made of Paper, Waking the Dead, and the international bestseller Endless Love. He has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Harper’s, and has taught writing at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Williams College, and for the Bard Prison Initiative. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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