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Any Resemblance to Actual Persons

Any Resemblance to Actual Persons

(2013)
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In the spirit of "Motherless Brooklyn" or "Remains of the Day," Allardice offers up a searing and memorable debut. When Paul McWeeney's older sister writes a book accusing their late father of committing the gruesome Black Dahlia murder, based on memories her new therapist has helped her recover--or imagine--he sits down to write a cease and desist letter to the publishers. Paul hopes to refute his sister's claims about their father's role in the infamous 1947 murder, arguing for his own divergent memory of their Hollywood childhood by way of defending their father's name and legacy. But the letter begins to take on a life of its own, and Paul, a failed novelist and community college writing instructor, soon finds himself on an obsessive, elliptical exploration of both his family's history and his own conflicted memory, which begins to absorb his daily life and threaten his relationships with those closest to him. The letter becomes not the intended refutation but rather a disturbing and wildly comical psychological self-portrait of a man caught between increasingly unstable versions of the past.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Any Resemblance to Actual Persons: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Allardice
ISBN: 1-61902-197-8 / 978-1-61902-197-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Any Resemblance to Actual Persons: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Allardice
ISBN: 1-61902-435-7 / 978-1-61902-435-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Any Resemblance to Actual Persons: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Allardice
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon CA   


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