Land of the Blind

Land of the Blind

By Jess Walter

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061712845, 293pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Description

While working the weekend night shift, Caroline Mabry, a weary Spokane police detective, encounters a seemingly unstable but charming derelict who tells her, "I'd like to confess." But he insists on writing out his statement in longhand. In the forty-eight hours that follow, the stranger confesses to not just a crime but an entire life--spinning a wry and haunting tale of youth and adulthood, of obsession and revenge, and of two men's intertwined lives.

Fiendishly clever and darkly funny, Land of the Blind speaks to the bonds and compromises we make as children--and to the fatal errors we can make at any time.



About the Author
Jess Walter is the author of the national bestseller "Th

Jess Walter is the author of the national bestseller "The Financial Lives of the Poets", the National Book Award fine Financial Lives of the Poets", the National Book Award finalist "The Zero", the Edgar Award-winning "Citizen Vince", "alist "The Zero", the Edgar Award-winning "Citizen Vince", "Land of the Blind", and the "New York Times" Notable Book "OLand of the Blind", and the "New York Times" Notable Book "Over Tumbled Graves". He lives in Spokane, Washington, with hver Tumbled Graves". He lives in Spokane, Washington, with his family. is family.