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The Risen: A Novel Paperback – July 25, 2017
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From the Back Cover
While swimming in a secluded creek on a hot Sunday in 1969, sixteen-year-old Eugene and his older brother, Bill, meet Ligeia, a free-spirited redhead from Daytona Beach banished to their small North Carolina town. Ligeia entrances the brothers, especially Eugene, who is drawn to her raw sensuality and rebellious attitude. But when Ligeia vanishes as suddenly as she appeared, the growing rift between the two brothers becomes immutable.
Decades later, the once-close brothers now lead completely different lives. Bill is a gifted and successful surgeon, while Eugene, the town reprobate, is a failed writer and determined alcoholic. When a shocking reminder of the past unexpectedly surfaces, Eugene is plunged back into that fateful summer and the girl he cannot forget.
- Publisher : Ecco; Reprint edition (July 25, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062436325
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062436320
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.61 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #747,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ago and the book brought back good memories of my youth. Character development is complete and realistic.
You will enjoy this book and be glad you read it.