My Two-faced Luck

October 15, 2021|
My Two-faced Luck by Brett Grubisic
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1990. Transferred to Horsetail Institution and mortally ill, an inmate devotes his remaining weeks to a project--recording his history on cassette tape. The account describes a curious queer journey that began in rural New England in 1927. Meditating on ruined family, illicit lovers, drunken parties, a tragic marriage, and strange terms of employment, the American inmate strives to wring sense--meaning--from a life now winding down in River Bend City, British Columbia... a few years after a jury found him guilty of murdering his boss, a geriatric San Francisco socialite. Decades later, the recipient of those forgotten cassettes faces the dissolution of her long marriage. Seeking respite from wintry thoughts, the former prison nurse listens to the inmate''s words, eventually shaping the jumbled reminiscences into a memoir.

Speculation based on a cruise ship murder in 1985 and the final volume of the River Bend Trilogy (The Age of Cities; From Up River and For One Night Only), My Two-Faced Luck captures a singular voice as it divulges startling facts behind a rough passage through the upheavals of the twentieth century.

Author of four previous novels The Age of Cities, This Location of Unknown Possibilities, From Up River and For One Night Only and Oldness; or, the Last-Ditch Efforts of Marcus O, Brett Josef Grubisic calls Salt Spring Island, BC home.
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Title:My Two-faced Luck
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:309 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:309 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:October 15, 2021
Publisher:Now or Never Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781989689271

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