A Girl in the Dumpster

A Girl in the Dumpster

by Jack Apfel
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A Girl in the Dumpster by Jack Apfel

In the sweltering darkness that envelops an alley in the small town of Candlesberg, Wisconsin, a homeless woman approaches a dumpster in search of food. She finds instead a mysteriously mewling bundle. Reaching inside she discovers a patch of matted hair, a tiny ear, a smooth little shoulder. She knows what to do-if only she can conquer her compulsion to drop the newborn and run.

Anne Hedlin is trying to get to sleep in her apartment above her resale shop when she is startled by a banging from the shop below. Anne's solitary life is transformed when she takes in the homeless woman and the baby she finds at her back door. In its first week, the newborn also profoundly touches the lives of Anne's shy teenaged niece, a storefront preacher and his wife, a successful divorced realtor, and the realtor's teenaged daughter, whose life of drug abuse and careless sex has become a dumpster of a different sort.

With complex characters and surprising twists author Jack Apfel has given us a compelling story of how lives can be knocked off their seemingly inevitable trajectories by an unexpected event, like someone finding a girl in a dumpster.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462011346
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/23/2011
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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A Girl in the Dumpster 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mrsjonsey More than 1 year ago
Jack does an awesome job on his debut novel, I loved this book! The characters are real, and the story flows from one complicated life to the next. The plot twists are believable and engrossing. Each story line had its own appeal. All of the characters started interweaving rapidly throughout the storyline. Masterful writing, I couldn't put it down by the end! Thanks for a great read! I give this book 4 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well rounded story with little surprises in the narrative that had me saying wow enjoyable
Mike-Ko More than 1 year ago
This was a book that kept my interest all the way through. Just when I thought I knew the outcome, the plot came up with a new twist. I liked the way that the author moved in short segments from character to character in developing events. Highly recommend. Looking forward to his next novel.
MarieJL More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The characters and emotions are real and the story flows from one person's complex life to the next. The plot twists are believable and engrossing. Couldn't put it down by the end. Thanks for a great read!