Prudence Couldn't Swim by James KilgorePrudence Couldn't Swim by James Kilgore

Prudence Couldn't Swim

byJames Kilgore

Paperback | June 7, 2012

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Set in Oakland, California, white ex-convict Cal Winter returns home one day to find his gorgeous, young, black wife, Prudence, drowned in the swimming pool. Prudence couldn’t swim, and Cal concludes she didn’t go in the water willingly. Though theirs was a marriage of convenience, he takes the murder personally. Along with his former prison inmate, Red Eye, Cal sets out to find out who did Prudence in. His convoluted and often darkly humorous journey takes him deep into the world of the sexual urges of the rich and powerful and gradually reveals the many layers of his wife's complex identity. While doing so, Cal and Red Eye must confront their own racially charged pasts that still haunt them if the killer is to be caught.

James Kilgore was a political activist in the 1960s. He fled the country in 1975 to escape a federal explosives charge, but was arrested 27 years later in Cape Town, South Africa, and served six and a half years in California prisons. During his sentence, he wrote three books, including We Are All Zimbabweans Now and Freedom Never Rest...
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Title:Prudence Couldn't SwimFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604864958

ISBN - 13:9781604864953

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"At the start of Kilgore's funky, funny first mystery, white ex-con Calvin Winter discovers the body of his black wife, Prudence, floating in the swimming pool of their Oakland, Calif., home. Winter didn't know much about Prudence (their marriage was one of convenience), but he knew she couldn't swim." —www.PublishersWeekly.com