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Finding Caruso

Finding Caruso

(2003)
A novel by

 
Seven years separate Buddy from his big brother, Lee, but the boys have always been close, comforting and protecting each other as their father-defeated by poor land and hostile weather-sank deeper into alcohol and rage. When a drink-fueled accident takes not only his life but that of the mother who tried so hard to shield her sons, the boys sell off what little remains of their daddy's tenant farm and leave Oklahoma. It is 1957, and work is still to be had in the logging camps of northern Idaho. But just outside Snake Junction, they stop at a roadhouse; and there, Lee's country-and-western talents get him a job. The two settle in, Lee to his music-and women and drink-and seventeen-year-old Buddy to roaming the landscape, at loose ends until a woman nearly twice his age turns up. Irene Sullivan is a smoky beauty, and Lee makes a play for her. But it is Buddy she wants.

By turns darkly violent and heartbreakingly tender, Finding Caruso is a work of extraordinary emotional power from an astonishingly original writer.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Finding Caruso
Author(s): Kim Barnes
ISBN: 0-399-14967-8 / 978-0-399-14967-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Marian Wood Books/Putnam
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Finding Caruso
Author(s): Kim Barnes
ISBN: 0-425-19393-4 / 978-0-425-19393-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
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Audio Editions

June 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Finding Caruso
Author(s): Kim Barnes
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Finding Caruso
Author(s): Kim Barnes
ISBN: 1-4025-3973-8 / 978-1-4025-3973-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

2003 : USA Audio CD
Title: Finding Caruso
Author(s): Kim Barnes
ISBN: 1-4025-4447-2 / 978-1-4025-4447-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
Availability: Amazon   



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