Novels by Dennis Lehane (Study Guide): Shutter Island, a Drink Before the War, the Given Day, Prayers for Rain, Sacred

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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Shutter Island, a Drink Before the War, the Given Day, Prayers for Rain, Sacred. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Shutter Island is a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane, published by Harper Collins in April 2003. A film adaptation was released in February 2010. Lehane has said he sought to write a novel that would be a homage to ...
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Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Shutter Island, a Drink Before the War, the Given Day, Prayers for Rain, Sacred. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Shutter Island is a best-selling novel by Dennis Lehane, published by Harper Collins in April 2003. A film adaptation was released in February 2010. Lehane has said he sought to write a novel that would be a homage to Gothic settings, B movies, and pulp. He described the novel as a hybrid of the works of the Brontë sisters and the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers. His intent was to write the main characters in a position where they would lack 20th century resources such as radio communications. He also structured the book to be more taut than his previous book, Mystic River. In 1954 widower U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels and his new partner Chuck Aule go to Shutter Island on a ferry boat to the home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient, multiple murderess Rachel Solando, who has escaped the hospital and apparently the desolate barren island, despite having been kept in a locked cell under constant supervision. Visiting Rachel's room, Teddy and Chuck discover a code that Teddy believes points to a 67th patient, when there are allegedly only 66. Teddy also reveals to Chuck that he is there to avenge the death of his wife Dolores, who was murdered two years prior by one of the inmates, Andrew Laeddis. The novel is interspersed with graphic descriptions of WWII and Dachau which Teddy helped to liberate. After a hurricane hits the island, Teddy and Chuck investigate Ward C where Teddy believes government experiments with psychotropic drugs à la concentration camps and gulags are being conducted. One inmate tells Teddy that Chuck is not to be trusted. As Teddy and Chuck...http://booksllc.net/?l=en
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  • ISBN-13: 9781158580194
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 26
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 0.06 (d)

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    not novels

    I thought this was going to be 5 novels in one book. It is not. It is only the synopsis of the 5 novels. Very very disappointed.

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