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A chronicle of the divorces and recouplings of the author's own generation, Tracer is a terse, surrealistic, and moving portrait of life in America.

Martin, in the middle of a divorce, is seeking solace. Flying off to the neon-lit south Florida coastline, he settles in for some rest and rehabilitation with his soon-to-be ex-sister-in-law. Martin quickly settles into her bed too, creating a situation that is bound for trouble-especially when his ex-wife also appears on the scene. Cautiously, the threesome try to sort things out, engaging in varied rituals of mating, hating, forgetting, and forgiving. A funny and unforgettable novel about friends, family, and the kind of quirky, complicated relationships that will keep readers rapt through the final pages.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Tracer
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 0-460-04701-9 / 978-0-460-04701-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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August 1985 : USA Hardback
Title: Tracer
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 0-671-54253-2 / 978-0-671-54253-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Paperback Editions

March 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Tracer
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 1-58243-129-9 / 978-1-58243-129-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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September 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Tracer (Contemporary American Fiction)
Author(s): Frederick Barthelme
ISBN: 0-14-008969-1 / 978-0-14-008969-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking Pr
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