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The Poacher's Son: A Novel (Mike Bowditch Mysteries Book 1) by [Paul Doiron]
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“[Doiron’s] first novel comes with stunning vistas of the dense forests and wild rivers that have impressed visitors to Maine ever since Benedict Arnold passed through on his march to Quebec in 1775. . . . The novel’s eye-popping scenes, idyllic and otherwise, are conveyed by Doiron’s narrator, Mike Boditch.”—New York Times Book Review

 “With precise and evocative prose, Paul Doiron weaves a riveting tale set deep in the wilderness that can be the tenuous bond between father and son. This is a compelling, moving, and utterly impressive debut!”---Andre Dubus III, author of House of Sand and Fog

“A gripping, original, and literate tale of love and loyalty, betrayal and redemption. You won’t want to put it down.”---John Lescroart, author of A Plague of Secrets

The Poacher’s Son is one of the best-written debut novels I’ve read in years. This story has it all---a great plot, a wonderful Maine woods setting, and a truly remarkable and believable cast of characters.”---Nelson DeMille, author of The Gate House

“A fast-paced outdoor adventure filled with murder, betrayal, and a terrific sense of place. Welcome aboard, Mr. Doiron.”---C. J. Box, Edgar Award--winning author of Blue Heaven

The Poacher’s Son is a haunting tale, and Paul Doiron is a powerful and evocative writer.”---Tess Gerritsen, author of The Keepsake

“Paul Doiron is a spellbinding new storyteller whose literate, intelligent novel will have readers begging for more.”---Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar finalist and author of I Shall Not Want

Down East editor-in-chief Doiron takes a provocative look at the ties between fathers and sons, unconditional love, and Maine’s changing landscape in his outstanding...

About the Author

A native of Maine, bestselling author PAUL DOIRON attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English. The Poacher’s Son, the first book in the Mike Bowditch series, won the Barry award, the Strand award for best first novel, and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity awards in the same category. He is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File size : 6569 KB
  • Publication date : May 6, 2010
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (May 6, 2010)
  • ASIN : B003JTHYOE
  • Print length : 315 pages
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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