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The World Beneath

The World Beneath

(2009)
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A mesmerizing literary novel that begins when a boy goes missing - and winds into an obsessive hunt with murderous results. One cold November morning in Perser, Oklahoma, Sheriff Jerry Martin receives a disturbing call: a local fifteen-year-old has disappeared. The boy, J.T., who is half Mexican, half Chickasaw and has been raised by his grandmother, is known for starting trouble. Sheriff Martin sets out on a fevered search, determined to find J.T., even as the hunt reopens wounds from a traumatic event in his past. In a seemingly parallel but ultimately intersecting story, Hickson Crider, a veteran of the first Iraq war, discovers a mysterious crevice, perfectly round and seemingly bottomless, in his backyard. The hole becomes Hickson's obsession - and an ominous clue in Sheriff Martin's investigation.

Aaron Gwyn's perceptive, quietly beautiful prose is 'reminiscent of Flannery O'Connor' (Kirkus Reviews), engaging us in a tale that is both savage and burning with heart, about the after effects of war, violence, faith, and random acts of devotion.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The World Beneath: A Novel
Author(s): Aaron Gwyn
ISBN: 0-393-06723-8 / 978-0-393-06723-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
Title: The World Beneath: A Novel
Author(s): Aaron Gwyn
ISBN: 0-393-35033-9 / 978-0-393-35033-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The World Beneath: A Novel
Author(s): Aaron Gwyn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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