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HOME INVASION is a novel in stories that examines a dysfunctional family across fifty years. The family’s multi generational saga reflects the foibles and vices of the late 20th and early 21st century America: religion, gambling, drink, war, the desire to escape ones past, and especially the commission of crimes. The sins vary in gravity, but each is the result of bad decisions, misplaced values, and deplorable parenting. Each story is set in a slightly different year, with a somewhat different cast of ...
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Home Invasion

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Overview

HOME INVASION is a novel in stories that examines a dysfunctional family across fifty years. The family’s multi generational saga reflects the foibles and vices of the late 20th and early 21st century America: religion, gambling, drink, war, the desire to escape ones past, and especially the commission of crimes. The sins vary in gravity, but each is the result of bad decisions, misplaced values, and deplorable parenting. Each story is set in a slightly different year, with a somewhat different cast of characters, moving chronologically yet circularly in theme.

"Abbott's writing is sharp, dark and heartbreaking. If you haven't read her yet, you'd better get going." -- Sandra Scoppettone, Author of the Lauren Laurano series

"Patricia Abbott's writing is honest and raw and real. Read her." -- Theresa Weir, New York Times best selling author of THE ORCHARD.

"Home Invasion features the darker side of a life that has become all too familiar in modern day America. Amidst the poverty and ignorance of families spinning out of control, a ray of hope flickers on the last best hope of a young child snatched from one bad situation to the next; a child given a fighting chance by a pair of men committed to family." -- Charlie Stella

"One of the most intelligent novels I’ve read in a long time. A Gothic tale of light and shadow, of open- and bright-eyed innocence torn asunder by evil people of small and insignificant stature. A long time ago, writer Sharon Sheehe Stark advised writers to write villains as without redemption—to not have them “like kittens” or any of the other commonly-held tenets in creating bad characters. To, instead, “paint the characters as completely black and allow the light escape from the cracks.” This is exactly what Patti Abbott has done in Home Invasion—she has crafted a wondrous tale of innocence lost and evil triumphing… but an evil so thorough that out of it emerge two men and a woman of uncommon and noble heroism. This is good writing. This is literature." -- Les Edgerton, The Bitch, Just Like That, Gumbo Ya-Ya and forthcoming: The Rapist.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016580357
  • Publisher: Snubnose Press
  • Publication date: 3/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 529 KB

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