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The Maid's Version: A Novel

The American master's first novel since Winter's Bone (2006) tells of a deadly dance hall fire and its impact over several generations.Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident?Alma thinks she knows the answer-and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son....
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ISBN: 0316205850
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Manufacturer: Little, Brown and Company
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 176
US Salesrank: 15764
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