California Girl: A Novel

Paperback | May 25, 2016

byT Jefferson Parker

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The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more—unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. The new decade has ushered in the era of Johnson, hippies, John Birchers, and LSD. Clay becomes a casualty of a far-off jungle war. Nick becomes a cop, Andy a reporter, David a minister. And a terrible crime touches them all in ways they could never have anticipated when the mutilated corpse of teenage beauty queen Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned warehouse.

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The Orange County, California, that the Becker brothers knew as boys is no more—unrecognizably altered since the afternoon in 1954 when Nick, Clay, David, and Andy rumbled with the lowlife Vonns, while five-year-old Janelle Vonn watched from the sidelines. The new decade has ushered in the era of Johnson, hippies, John Birchers, and LS...

T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, including the Edgar(tm)Award winnersCalifornia GirlandSilent Joe. Alongside Dick Francis and James Lee Burke, he is one of only three writers who has won the Edgar(tm)Award for Best Novel more than once. Parker lives with his family in Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.92 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061874892

ISBN - 13:9780061874895

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