Son of a Gun: A Memoir

Son of a Gun: A Memoir

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

In the tradition of Tobias Wolff, James Ellroy, and Mary Karr, a stunning memoir of a mother-son relationship that is also the searing, unflinching account of a murder and its aftermath

Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001. Debbie St. Germain’s death, apparently at the hands of her fifth husband, is a passing curiosity. “A real-life old West murder mystery,” the local TV announcers intone, while barroom… (more)

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I really wanted to write my mother's story, but I also wanted to write a book about violence towards women and gun violence in America

Justin St. Germain was born in Philadelphia in 1981. He attended the University of Arizona and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford.

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From those acts of grotesque and unfathomable brutality, St. Germain has created a work of austere, luminous beauty.

If the brilliance of “Son of a Gun” lies in its restraint, its importance lies in the generosity of the author’s insights.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Random House (August 13, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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