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The Deadwood Beetle

(2001)
A novel by

 
Tristan Martens, a retired entomologist, is shaken by the discovery of his mother's sewing table in a New York antique shop. He hasn't seen it since he was a boy in Holland, but he vividly remembers the last time he did. Only Tristan knows the painful truth behind the scrawled - and misunderstood - inscription on the bottom of the table, and he embarks on a scheme to acquire it from the shop's owner, Cora Lowenstein, who insists it's not for sale.

But as their lives become entangled, Tristan must make a choice. Can he tell Cora the truth? Begun in deceit, their relationship and Tristan's salvation hinge on his willingness to confront and finally confess the terrible secrets of his family's past.

In startlingly beautiful prose resonant with dramatic tension, Mylene Dressler tells the heartrending story of an old man taking his last chance and struggling toward an elusive redemption and the even more distant hope of love.

"Splendid" - The New York Times
"Elegantly imagined" - The Miami Herald
"A compelling read from start to finish" - The Bloomsbury Review

    

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Hardback Editions

December 2001 : USA Hardback
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ISBN: 0-7838-9665-4 / 978-0-7838-9665-6 (USA edition)
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Paperback Editions

August 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle
Author(s): Mylene Dressler
ISBN: 0-425-18760-8 / 978-0-425-18760-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Hen Trade
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle: A Novel
Author(s): Mylene Dressler
ISBN: 1-5012-8716-8 / 978-1-5012-8716-9 (USA edition)
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2008 : UK Audio edition
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-59335-047-3 / 978-1-59335-047-5 (USA edition)
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February 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4233-1549-9 / 978-1-4233-1549-0 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-59335-413-4 / 978-1-59335-413-8 (USA edition)
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October 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle
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ISBN: 1-58788-815-7 / 978-1-58788-815-1 (USA edition)
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October 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Deadwood Beetle: A Novel
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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