Nine Below Zero: A Novel

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Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 1999 - Fiction - 371 pages
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Driving alone down a snowy Montana road at dawn, Marvin Deernose, a Native American carpenter and recovering drug addict, spots a car wreck. Inside, Senator Henry Neihart has suffered a stroke; the man Marvin rescues is now a husk of his former, commanding self. Within hours, Henry's granddaughter Justine speeds to Henry's side, escaping Oregon, memories of her child killed in a car accident, and a crumbling marriage. Released from the hospital, Henry returns to his palatial home and, through Justine, extends an invitation in gratitude to Marvin. Justine and Marvin discover an immediate attraction for each other, and a passionate affair ignites between these two disaffected souls.

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User Review  - Vicki Foster - Goodreads

Some really f'd up characters, but like how the author allowed you into their thoughts and psyches. We all have, or do we all have, some crazy thoughts at times. Most of them never escape our mouths. This book sure made mine feel normal! Read full review

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Let me summarize this book for you: "I'm sorry." "What?" "I'm f***ed up." "Nevermind." etc, etc. This seems to be a pattern with Canty's books so I think this will be my last of his for a while. Read full review


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Kevin Canty lives in Montana.

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