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Hidden Place

(2004)
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"Intriguing and absorbing, story-telling of the highest order."
-Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting

"Shiflett resists taming his characters, lets them burn in the brambles, in the heat of Mexico. They grow and they learn. We grow and we learn."
-Carolyn Chute, author of The Beans of Egypt, Maine

Hidden Place is a coming-of-age story in which the irreverent voice of Trainspotting meets the tropical mystery of The Beach. Set in Chicago and Mexico, the story focuses on six uncomfortably real characters. On a Mexican beach, a conflict between the local Indians and hippies from the U.S. escalates into a cycle of violence.

Shawn Shiflett was born and raised in Chicago. He is a tenured professor in fiction writing at Chicago's Columbia College. He lives in La Grange, Illinois, with his wife and two children.



Praise for this book

"Shawn Shiflett has a powerful eye for characters and how the stubbornness, variety, fear of ordinary people can precipitate a decent into hell. Storytelling of the highest order." - Irvine Welsh


Used availability for Shawn Shiflett's Hidden Place

Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hidden Place
Author(s): Shawn Shiflett
ISBN: 1-888451-50-5 / 978-1-888451-50-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hidden Place
Author(s): Shawn Shiflett
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA