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Thin Blue Smoke

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
LaVerne Williams is a reformed felon, ex-ballplayer, and owner of Kansas City's best barbecue joint. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest and faded literary star, lover of God, women and liquor (but not necessarily in that order). Their lives intersect at LaVerne's diner - 'Smoke Meat', as the regulars call it. There they are joined by a cast of remarkable characters, including LaVerne's devoted right-hand man, A.B. Clayton; blues legend 'Mother' Mary Weaver; and Sammy Merzeti, a young man with a bloody past - and a bloodier future. "Thin Blue Smoke" is an epic redemption tale, the story of two men coming to terms with their pasts. It is also a novel about faith, race, storytelling, bourbon, the language of rabbits, and the finer points of barbecue technique. Heartrending and bitterly funny, it marks the arrival of a vital new voice in American fiction.

Genre: General Fiction

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February 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Thin Blue Smoke (Macmillan New Writing)
Author(s): Doug Worgul
ISBN: 0-230-73708-0 / 978-0-230-73708-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan New Writing
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel About Music, Food, and Love
Author(s): Doug Worgul
ISBN: 1-942280-11-4 / 978-1-942280-11-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Conundrum Press
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Thin Blue Smoke
Author(s): Doug Worgul
ISBN: 0-9852953-2-5 / 978-0-9852953-2-5 (USA edition)
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Thin Blue Smoke
Author(s): Doug Worgul
ISBN: 0-230-74338-2 / 978-0-230-74338-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel
Author(s): Doug Worgul
Publisher: Conundrum Press
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January 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Thin Blue Smoke
Author(s): Doug Worgul
Publisher: Pan
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