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Goodnight, Nebraska, McNeal, Tom

Goodnight, Nebraska

Authors: McNeal, Tom
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC027020, FIC019000, FIC066000
ISBN: 9780307556479, Related ISBNs: 0307556476, 0375704299, 067945733X, 9780307556479, 9780375704291
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 336
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: At the age of 17, Randall Hunsacker shoots his mother's boyfriend, steals a car and comes close to killing himself. His second chance lies in a small Nebraska farm town, where the landmarks include McKibben's Mobil Station, Frmka's Superette, and a sign that says The Wages of Sin is Hell. This is Goodnight, a place so ingrown and provincial that Randall calls it "Sludgeville"-until he starts thinking of it as home.

In this pitch-perfect novel, Tom McNeal explores the currents of hope, passion, and cruelty beneath the surface of the American heartland. In  Randall, McNeal creates an outcast whose redemption lies in Goodnight, a strange, small, but ultimately embracing community where Randall will inspire fear and adulation, win the love of a beautiful girl and nearly throw it all away.

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