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- DescriptionBaltimore reporter Jason Currant is a classic burnt-out case: scarred by Vietnam and a recent divorce, he casts a jaded eye on the world, trusting one. Then comes an improbable call from Iowa. His idealistic former brother-in-law has been charged with raping a fifteen-year-old girl. Could gentle Gabriel, who has devoted himself to organizing exploited workers, possibly commit such an act? His socialist friends respond with an emphatic , blaming an out-of-control police force for setting him up. Jason is t so sure. Traveling to Iowa, Jason encounters a vivid group of characters: Simon, the committed socialist willing to sacrifice anyone, even Gabriel, for the cause; Grey, Gabriel's Native American wife who sees all but reveals thing; Leroy, the victim's father whose powerlessness and misguided anger lead him to violence; Costello, a policewoman hopelessly caught between her corrupt colleagues and her desire to do the right thing; and in the center, the enigmatic Gabriel, both saintly and naive. Set against a backdrop of industrial and moral decay, Wrestling with Gabriel offers a gripping tale about the search for truth and justice. By the time the jury reaches its verdict, one thing is clear: Gabriel's fate will be decided but the larger questions will remain unanswered. Like Iris Murdoch, David Lynn has written a political vel that transcends the genre by confronting the moral complexities that go along with a commitment to an an ideal. A remarkable accomplishment by a gifted short story writer, Wrestling with Gabriel is both a profound book and compelling story.
- Author BiographyDAVID H. LYNN's book of stories, Fortune Telling, was published in 1998 by Carnegie Mellon University Press. The Hero's Tale, a study of the modern novel, was published in 1989 by St. Martin's Press. Editor of the Kenyon Review, the international journal of literature, culture, and the arts, David Lynn teaches at Kenyon College and lives with his family in Gambier, Ohio.
- Author(s)Mr David Lynn
- PublisherCarnegie-Mellon University Press
- Date of Publication01/01/2003
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleCarnegie Mellon Series in Short Fiction
- Place of PublicationPittsburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCarnegie-Mellon University Press
- Weight367 g
- Width131 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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