The King Is Dead

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Author(s): Jim Lewis
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007
Product Number: EB00170306
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307428813
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Returning a hero from the battlefields of World War II, Walter Selby settles into a charmed domestic life in Memphis. But in a few brief moments, Walter sees his life and his world fracture and split apart, driving him to commit a terrible crime. Many years later, Frank Cartwright ponders his next move. His film career has left him wealthy but incomplete. When a director approaches him with a script that has a riddle for a plot Frank is intrigued by its resonance. In his search for an answer to the riddle, Frank embarks on a journey that will lead him into a past he doesn't remember. Jim Lewis, acclaimed author of Why the Tree Loves the Ax, returns with a novel stunning in its originality and scope. And as he tells the stories of two men and the conflicts that shape them, he delivers a powerful portrait of America and the treacherous currents that run through it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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