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ISBN-10: 149622681X
ISBN-13: 9781496226815
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2021
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 0.72" H

Deer Season

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Winner of the 2022 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel

It’s the opening weekend of deer season in Gunthrum, Nebraska, in 1985, and Alma Costagan’s intellectually disabled farmhand, Hal Bullard, has gone hunting with some of the locals, leaving her in a huff. That same weekend, a teenage girl goes missing, and Hal returns with a flimsy story about the blood in his truck and a dent near the headlight. When the situation escalates from that of a missing girl to something more sinister, Alma and her husband are forced to confront what Hal might be capable of, as rumors fly and townspeople see Hal’s violent past in a new light.

A drama about the complicated relationships connecting the residents of a small-town farming community, Deer Season explores troubling questions about how far people will go to safeguard the ones they love and what it means to be a family.

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"Flanagan takes clear-eyed aim at the foibles and strengths of the human heart, ultimately plumbing its tenderness through characters whose lives in Middle America are deftly rendered through a riveting plot. . . . Nuanced with unsentimental empathy, Deer Season delivers a literary mystery that will leave readers thinking about these characters and their story long after turning the last page."–Jess Montgomery, author of the Kinship series of historical mysteries
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Details

ISBN-10: 149622681X
ISBN-13: 9781496226815
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2021
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.50" W, 0.72" H
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