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Lookaway, Lookaway

(2013)
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One of Slate's and Kirkus Review's Best Books of 2013 and The New York Times, National Public Radio, andIndie Bound bestseller: "Lookaway, Lookaway is a wild romp through the South, and therefore the history of our nation, written by an absolute ringmaster of fiction." - Alice Sebold, New York Times bestselling author of The Lovely Bones

Jerene Jarvis Johnston and her husband Duke are exemplars of Charlotte, North Carolina's high society, where old Southern money - and older Southern secrets - meet the new wealth of bankers, boom-era speculators, and carpetbagging social climbers. Steely and implacable, Jerene presides over her family's legacy of paintings at the Mint Museum; Duke, the one-time college golden boy and descendant of a Confederate general, whose promising political career was mysteriously short-circuited, has settled into a comfortable semi-senescence as a Civil War re-enactor. Jerene's brother Gaston is an infamously dissolute bestselling historical novelist who has never managed to begin his long-dreamed-of literary masterpiece, while their sister Dillard is a prisoner of unfortunate life decisions that have made her a near-recluse.

As the four Johnston children wander perpetually toward scandal and mishap. Annie, the smart but matrimonially reckless real estate maven; Bo, a minister at war with his congregation; Joshua, prone to a series of gay misadventures, and Jerilyn, damaged but dutiful to her expected role as debutante and eventual society bride. Jerene must prove tireless in preserving the family's legacy, Duke's fragile honor, and what's left of the dwindling family fortune. She will stop at nothing to keep what she has - but is it too much to ask for one ounce of cooperation from her heedless family?

In Lookaway, Lookaway, Wilton Barnhardt has written a headlong, hilarious narrative of a family coming apart, a society changing beyond recognition, and an unforgettable woman striving to pull it all together.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013

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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lookaway Lookaway (Thorndike Press Large Print basic)
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 1-4104-6498-9 / 978-1-4104-6498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 1-250-02083-2 / 978-1-250-02083-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 1-250-02228-2 / 978-1-250-02228-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
ISBN: 1-4272-2932-5 / 978-1-4272-2932-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
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August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
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August 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lookaway, Lookaway: A Novel
Author(s): Wilton Barnhardt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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