The Last Refuge

Awards:   Commended for Connecticut Book Awards (Fiction) 2006
Author:   Chris Knopf
Publisher:   Permanent Press (NY)
ISBN:  

9781579621377


Publication Date:   01 December 2005
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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  • Commended for Connecticut Book Awards (Fiction) 2006

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Sam Acquillo's at the end of the line. A middle-aged corporate dropout living in his dead parent's ramshackle cottage in Southampton's North Sea, Sam has abandoned friends, family and a big-time career to sit on his porch, drink vodka and stare at the little Peconic Bay. But then the old lady next door ends up floating dead in her bathtub and it seems like Sam's the only who wonders why. Despite himself, burned-out, busted up and cynical, the ex-engineer, ex-professional boxer, ex-loving father and husband finds himself uncovering secrets no one could have imagined, least of all Sam himself. Meanwhile, a precession of quirky character intrudes on Sam's misanthropic way--a beautiful banker, pot-smoking lawyer, bug-eyed fisherman and gay billionaire join a full complement of cops, thugs and local luminaries, the likes of which you never knew inhabited the hidden corners of the storied Hamptons: haves, have-nots and want-to-have-at-all-costs. Some deadly. Like Dr. Gernard Ricux in Camus' The Plague, tragedy has given Sam Acquillo an excuse to go on living-if for no other reason than to satisfy his curiosity, and may be buy a little time before succumbing to the existential despair that has brought him to the brink.

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Author:   Chris Knopf
Publisher:   Permanent Press (NY)
Imprint:   Permanent Press (NY)
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 22.30cm
Weight:   0.358kg
ISBN:  

9781579621377


ISBN 10:   1579621376
Publication Date:   01 December 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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