Heading Out to Wonderful

Robert Goolrick (Author)
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Description

It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: one contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money. Heading Out to Wonderful is a haunting, heart-stopping novel of love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen.

Product Details

Price
$14.95
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
January 15, 2013
Pages
313
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.0 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616202798
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About the Author

Robert Goolrick's first novel, A Reliable Wife, has sold over one million copies worldwide; he is also the author of the novels Heading Out to Wonderful, The Dying of the Light, and The Fall of Princes. He lives in Maryland.

Reviews

"Doesn't disappoint."--John Searles, on NBC's "Today"

"Fans of Goolrick's juicy debut novel A Reliable Wife--which spent 32 weeks on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list--can't wait for this follow-up."--USAToday.com

"Deliciously dark and dangerous."--O, The Oprah Magazine

"Within the heartbreak of this story, there is joy and beauty . . . In a year when so many of the books I've read have been lovely and memorable, Heading Out to Wonderful is my favorite. I could not possibly recommend it or any other book more highly."--Literate Housewife

"Goolrick spins out his tale like a mountain ballad . . . Dreamers like Charlie will still try to blunder on to wonderful, and they're the ones whom poets will sing about and old men will remember."
--Wilmington Star-News

"Robert Goolrick vividly evokes two lovers doomed by their place and their past."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"[A] poetic tale that simmers with foreboding atmosphere."--Printers Row magazine, Chicago Tribune

"[An] unforgettable story of lost and displaced souls in search of identity, acceptance and belonging . . . Goolrick (A Reliable Wife) masterfully ratchets up the tension, while evocative sensory detail and spiritual overtones infuse the emotional landscape of a powerful, climactic novel that seeks to define and explore the meaning of love and goodness."--Shelf Awareness

"Robert Goolrick is a master of emotive, suspense-driven drama."--Flavorpill

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