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Titel: Tietam Brown
Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Signiert: Signed by Author(s)
Auflage: First Edition.
Art des Buches: book
2003. First Edition. 243 pages. No dust jacket. Signed by the author. Black cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Inscription from author to title page. Significant use marking, foxing and tanning present. Text remains clear and legible throughout on yellowed pages. Binding remains firm. Significant scuffing, edge wear and use marking present with sunning to spine. Bumped corners. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1435688084LCR
Inhaltsangabe: Destined to be one of the most talked about books of 2003: a brilliant first novel by the world's most famous wrestler In the world of WWF wrestling, Mick Foley is a legend. The author of two best-selling autobiographies, he has now written his first novel, a book of such brilliance that it will astonish the critics while delighting his millions of fans. Antietam (Andy) Brown - named for the great-great-grandfather who died on that Civil War battleground - was an overgrown ten-year-old when he killed his abusive foster father and the teenager who tried to rape him. Now, after seven years in reform school, he is presumably free to make a new start as a student at Conestoga High School. But he is immediately thrust into the violent and debased life of his real father (known as Tietam) - an oddly charismatic man who seems addicted to bodybuilding, beer-swilling and 'bareback riding', his words for his serial womanizing. Swimming through a morass of crudity and violence (he's made an enemy of the football coach and his pack of steroid-pumped teens), Andy is stunned to find himself pursued by the high school homecoming queen - a born-again Christian - and to discover that his father has a hidden cache of books on serious, even esoteric, subjects and a hidden past. Obsessed with the idea of offering his girlfriend a pure love and driven to find out whether he's descended from a monster or a hero, Andy searches for the truth in the dangerous currents of his father's past and present - in a novel that is a zany and deeply moving celebration of the human spirit.
"Brilliant and disturbing... A novel of immense power and subtlety" ( Guardian)
"Take JD Salinger, throw in a bit of Dostoevsky, sprinkle with Bret Easton Ellis, and you're getting there" ( Guardian)
"Foley brilliantly charts the young Andy's emotional deprivation and the adolescent Andy's romantic confusion" ( Daily Mail)
"Raw, funny and moving stuff. Drop your preconceptions on entry and enjoy a real book by a real writer" ( Big Issue)
"You'll be gripped by this great read" ( Daily Mirror)
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