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Paradise Salvage

(2001)
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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.

    

Praise for this book

"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


Used availability for John Fusco's Paradise Salvage

Hardback Editions

January 2002 : USA Hardback
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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
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Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7432-0861-7 / 978-0-7432-0861-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 1-58567-382-X / 978-1-58567-382-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Overlook Press
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Storyville
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7432-0863-3 / 978-0-7432-0863-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: SCRIBNER
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June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Paradise Salvage
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7432-0862-5 / 978-0-7432-0862-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Audio Editions

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


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


July 2002 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Paradise Salvage: Library Edition
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7861-9204-6 / 978-0-7861-9204-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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July 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Paradise Salvage: Library Edition
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7861-2242-0 / 978-0-7861-2242-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2002 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Paradise Salvage: Library Edition
Author(s): John Fusco
ISBN: 0-7861-9494-4 / 978-0-7861-9494-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA