Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Noir comes to rural America in a gritty, stirring first novel that pitches 14-year-old Molly Small against her tormentors in a porn operation in Appalachia. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In this powerful and frequently stunning debut novel set in a remote mountain county of West Virginia, just as the criminals, who prove not to be brilliant tacticians, and the police, who are not corrupt clods, defy their stereotypes, so does Molly Small. Over the hill, at fourteen, in the kiddie-porn industry, and dumped by the operators who continue to torment her, Molly refuses to lie down and play victim. Her spirit feisty, her tongue salty, she calls upon all her resources—cunning, fantasy, fabrication, common sense, humor, sheer will—not only to survive but to begin life anew. But it ain’t no way easy. Molly’s unexpected appearance in Shawnee, where she hopes to connect with a man known by locals only as Turk, turns out to be only the first in a series of ominous events to challenge the investigative skills of the quiet, God-fearing state trooper Roscoe Bragg and young postal inspector Rens Vandermeer. A private plane crashes and leaves an illegally adopted six-year-old boy abandoned on a snowy mountainside; the body of a lost little girl is found in a leaf bag; witnesses disappear, and so does Molly.
From Publishers Weekly:
The plot of this promising debut from Elliott, a former Marine and CIA agent with a degree in clinical psychology, doesn't bear close inspection, but intriguing characters, many of them unsavory, and a vivid, wintry mountain setting more than compensate. In the Appalachian town of Shawnee, W.Va., the local "convenience store" sells groceries, liquor and gas-and provides entertainment in the lounge and motel out back. Shug Basty seizes the opportunity to expand his nasty little operation into a much nastier and larger operation featuring young children and high-paying customers supplied by kiddie-porn big shots. At 14, spunky Molly Small is already too old and experienced for the new type of customer Basty is seeking to please, but hardened as she already is, Molly rebels against what is planned for a young boy. And "Stupe," Shug's "slow" 18-year-old son, also rebels when he makes a grisly discovery. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies become involved, with state trooper Roscoe Bragg emerging as an engaging leader. A tired plot device and some not terribly credible developments detract a bit, but Molly's grit and Stupe's burgeoning independence play out quite nicely as Molly manages to recapture a bit of her childhood innocence and Stupe begins to mature into adulthood.
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Descrizione libro Westview Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0786711817I3N10
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 2721311255
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2749059511
Descrizione libro New York: Carroll & Graf, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing. Fine HC in Fine DJ. Bright, clean, square covers and spine; tightly bound; bright, crisp, clean interior. DJ is bright, clean and complete. 8vo, 242 pp. Codice libro della libreria A04658
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0786711817
Descrizione libro Hardcover. First Edition. Carroll & Graf, hardback, 2003, First Edition, Fine/Near Fine dust jacket, 242 pages, ISBN 0786711817, FICTION; E2719. Codice libro della libreria 14737
Descrizione libro New York: Carroll & Graf, 2003., 2003. Condizione libro: Like New. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. The author's first novel. SIGNED by Carter Elliott. Very fine book in very fine dj. Codice libro della libreria 3007142
Descrizione libro Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 242 pages. 10.00x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0786711817
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807867118194.0
Descrizione libro Avalon Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition. Nice, unsold, unread first edition of this West Virginia based mystery, author's first novel. Ships in a box, fast service from a real bricks and mortar independent bookstore open since 1998. No remainder marks. Codice libro della libreria 003278