The Joy of Killing

A Novel
Author(s): Harry N. MacLean
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2015
Product Number: EB00650452
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619026452
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Don't miss this "fascinating and frightening" psychological thriller "if you were a fan of HBO's The Jinx or Netflix's Making a Murderer" (The Huffington Post). On a stormy fall night in the northern woods of Minnesota, a writer returns to the lake house where he spent his childhood summers. There, he locks himself in the attic, intent on writing the final story of his life. Playing on a continuous loop in his mind are key moments in his past: his childhood in small-town Iowa, where he and his best friend befriended a local drifter; the summer a local boy drowned in a storm; and the central fixation of his erotic meeting with a girl on a train bound for Chicago. All of these threads weave together as the writer tries to piece together the multitude of secrets and acts of violence that make up one human life. With its elegant structure, multiple storylines, and edge-of-your-seat suspense, The Joy of Killing is a fascinating look into the fugue state of one man's mind as well as a searing, philosophical look at the impact of violence on the human condition. It is a tour-de-force fiction debut by one of America's premier writers of true crime.

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