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Paradise Salvage

Paradise Salvage

(2001)
A novel by

 

"John Fusco has given us a book with a large and loving heart, a joyful and exhilarating journey that reaches out to touch the hardest of souls."
Lorenzo Carcaterra


In his tantalizing debut novel, John Fusco marvelously traces the unforgettable trajectory of twelve-year-old Nunzio Paradiso's last summer of innocence. To Kill a Mockingbird depicted such a summer-the last unfettered, wondrous season of youth.

Each new wreck towed into Paradise Salvage-where the ferocious crusher presides with its power to reduce luxury automobiles into heaps of twisted metal-is a desultory gift from Fortune. Sometimes it's a handful of loose change or an old copy of Vue magazine with a Betty Page centerfold under the front seat, but on a hot summer day in 1979, in the trunk of an abandoned Pontiac, Nunzio uncovers a secret that will change his life.

In the blink of an eye, all evidence is lost to the crusher, and only his older brother Danny Boy believes Nunzio's story. Enlisting the help of his father's renegade cousin, an ex-cop with a dark history of his own, he embarks on a bizarre and dangerous journey.

A story of innocence lost and justice found, of ambition frustrated and dreams realized, and the difference between generations of a family struggling to reconcile the traditions of the past with the demands of the present, Paradise Salvage glows with heart and marks the debut of a gifted storyteller.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 1-58567-209-2 / 978-1-58567-209-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Overlook Books
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7432-0861-7 / 978-0-7432-0861-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 1-58567-382-X / 978-1-58567-382-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: STORYVILLE
Author(s): JOHN FUSCO
ISBN: 0-7432-0863-3 / 978-0-7432-0863-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: SCRIBNER
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2001 : USA Paperback
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7432-0862-5 / 978-0-7432-0862-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

January 2005 : UK Audio edition
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2002 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7861-9204-6 / 978-0-7861-9204-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2002 : USA Audio CD
Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7861-9494-4 / 978-0-7861-9494-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Paradise Salvage: Library Edition
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7861-2242-0 / 978-0-7861-2242-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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