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Blue Marlin

(2020)
A Novella by

 
 
Lee Smith brings her masterful storytelling magic to this jewel of a novella that follows Jenny, an adventurous thirteen-year-old, down to Key West for a patched-up family vacation following the discovery of her father’s illicit affair.

Available for the first time as a stand-alone novella, this book centers on the Blue Marlin Motel, where Jenny, her beautiful socialite mother, and chastened father share their sunny days with movie stars who are in town to make the movie Operation Petticoat.

Jenny is precocious and a bit of a sleuth, so her innocent “observations” to uncover the secrets of movie stars also end up revealing the secrets of her own family. Jenny confronts the frailty of family life while also vying for the attention of actor Tony Curtis and even a role in his movie. Smith delivers humor and honesty to her flawed characters with genuine Southern dignity.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blue Marlin
Author(s): Lee Smith
ISBN: 1-949467-31-7 / 978-1-949467-31-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blair
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blue Marlin
Author(s): Lee Smith
Publisher: Blair
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU