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Crows: A Novel

Crows: A Novel

by Charles Dickinson

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Mozart, Wisconsin’s most renowned raconteur and local eccentric, Ben Ladysmith, vanished two years ago following a tragic boating accident. Obsessed with the disappearance of his friend and former professor, unemployed sportswriter Robert Cigar moves into the missing man’s home-to the dismay and annoyance of Ladysmith’s wife and three children. Though uninvited and unwanted, Robert is determined to keep Ben’s spirit alive, to share Ben’s elusive, hypnotic crow fables with the family that never hear them…and to solve the mystery that lies at the bottom of Oblong Lake-and, in the process, subtly, inadvertently and extraordinarily alters the household…and himself.

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ISBN-13: 9780062379917
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 935,420
File size: 637 KB

About the Author

With seven highly acclaimed books to his credit, Charles Dickinson takes American fiction back to the complexity of modern life and love with his characteristically incisive irony and humor. Critics have compared him to such masters as Margaret Atwood, Ann Tyler, Michael Crichton and Raymond Carver.

His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire and The Atlantic, among others, and two stories, "Risk" and "Child in the Leaves," were included in O. Henry collections. He has received generous praise for his novels, Waltz in Marathon, Crows, The Widows’ Adventures, Rumor Has It, A Shortcut in Time, and its sequel, A Family in Time, and his collection of stories, With or Without.

Born in Detroit, Dickinson lives near Chicago with his wife.

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