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The King of the World

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"Emotionally powerful but never maudlin." - Library Journal

Based on actual events, this shattering novel about wife and child abuse is a work of art that haunts the reader's memory. Merrill Joan Gerber reveals the love affair of Ginny and her sensitive but horribly destructive lover, Michael. The pair adopts a child that Michael both loves and abuses. As Ginny struggles to rid herself of him and save her child, Michael becomes the incarnation of depravity.

Winner of the Pushcart Press Editors' Book Award (nominated by Cynthia Ozick).

Genre: Literary Fiction

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