Fire in the Henhouse

Fire in the Henhouse

Fire in the Henhouse

Fire in the Henhouse



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With razor-sharp wit and an unflinching eye for the little insanities of people who believe they are in charge, Fire in the Henhouse takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride through the town of Dooleysburg, PA. Chock full of local celebrities like the cross-dressing car dealer who doubles as the town mascot and a police chief who had to get his own juvenile record expunged, Dooleysburg prides itself on being progressive and tolerant, a great place to raise a family. Widowed Maggie Rifkin returns here with her fourteen-year-old son and her New York attitude, naively imagining she can leave her past behind. But this town where friendships ignore racial boundaries and sexual eccentricities are a family business has been tempting the Fates. When sudden tragedy strikes, the thread of destruction might well unravel all the way back to Maggie’s childhood secret.

Fire in the Henhouse uses details delivered by witty characters and humorous situations to paint a complex portrait that includes both the light and darkness of 21st century American life. Grote is a master at building small everyday coincidences into the superstructure of events that ensnares her characters – and the reader.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012816047
Publisher: Rule Bender Press
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 474
File size: 744 KB

About the Author

Frances Grote is the author of award winning memoir, poetry and fiction. Her work has been selected as a Finalist in the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers competition and been awarded national recognition by First Person Arts, as well as appearing in The Del Sol Review. She is a graduate of the Master Fiction Workshop at Grub Street in Boston and the San Juan Writers Workshop. Frances supports her writing habit with a day job where she contributes to the effort to find a cure for cancer. As a recognized expert in the field of global drug development outsourcing she has published multiple industry presentations and articles. Fire in the Henhouse is her first novel.
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