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The Absconder [Kindle Edition]

Kenneth C. Crowe
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A brilliant, athletic young man with great potential winds up spending 28 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. Prison teaches him poetry and a ruthless will to survive. On the run as a parole violator, he sheds several identities and loving women to escape being returned to prison. In the process, he becomes a noted poet and almost achieves a life-long dream.


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About the Author

Kenneth C. Crowe was a journalist for 40 years including 36 at Newsday. From 1976 to 1999, he covered labor for Newsday and New York Newsday. His novels include THE JYNX, THE DREAM DANCER, OOOEELIE, THE HERO, THE TRUCKERS, and THE ABSCONDER. In addition, he is the author of two nonfiction books: COLLISION/How the Rank and File Took Back the Teamsters and AMERICA FOR SALE/An alarming look at how foreign money is buying our country. Crowe won an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship in 1974 to study foreign investment in the United States. He was a member of the Newsday investigative team whose work won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal.

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  • File Size: 341 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463696477
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ALS96Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,816 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I didnt see that coming....again December 15, 2013
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Crowe has done it again! What a thought provoking read! His knowledge of art and poetry is astoundingly impressive. No matter how hard you may try will never correctly guess each plot turn. I love his style of what I dub "I didn't see that coming". I guess it's like real life, somethings you just never expect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful August 8, 2014
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A provocative tale that induces the reader to ask all the age old questions of life.

Well written, the novel develops to its inexorable conclusion.

The novel is so well written that it can be enjoyed as just a story about a wrongly accused man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Story from Kenneth C. Crowe that I Enjoyed February 12, 2014
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Kenneth C. Crowe is one of those rare writers who spins a tale that captivates me. Perhaps I see myself in the protagonist. Haven’t we all been wrongly accused of doing something we were innocent of? And haven’t we, at times, been forced to accept the blame? I’d think that nearly everyone will identify with one of Mr. Crowe’s characters. How many of us can, or have, turned misfortune into adventure, self-discovery and personal growth? Plus lots of Art (painting, poetry, theater, etc). I did not want the story to end the way it did; of course, a sequel might come out of it ! ! ! Since this is an eBook, I’d like seen some editing, there were a few sentences that are missing words or have conflicting tense; that distract me (saw what I mean?).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars November 15, 2014
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Captured my interest with the twists of fate and the realistic emotion the characters portrayed.
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Kenneth C. Crowe was a reporter at Newsday and New York Newsday from 1963 to 1999. He is the author of COLLISION/HOW THE RANK AND FILE TOOK BACK THE TEAMSTERS. Published by Scribner's in 1993, COLLISION tells the story of the Teamsters' rank and file reform movement, culminating in the election of Ron Carey as president of the union.
Crowe won an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship in 1974 to study foreign investment in the United States. In 1978, Doubleday published AMERICA FOR SALE, Crowe's book on foreign investment in the United States.
Crowe was a member of the Newsday investigative team whose work won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal.
He is the author of six novels, THE JYNX, THE DREAM DANCER, OOOEELIE, THE HERO, THE TRUCKERS, and THE ABSCONDER.

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