Heading Out to Wonderful

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Heading Out to Wonderful

By Robert Goolrick

Wheeler Publishing, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410448880, 399pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2012

In "Heading Out to Wonderful," an attractive and enigmatic stranger--Charlie Beale, a loner, recently home from the war in Europe--wanders into the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village of only a few hundred people nestled in the Valley of Virginia. He brings with him two suitcases: one contains all his worldly possessions, including a set of butcher's knives; the other is full of money.Charlie quickly finds a job at the local butcher shop and through his work there meets all the townspeople, most notably Sam Haislett, the five-year-old son of the shop's owner, and Sylvan Glass, the beautiful, eccentric teenage bride of the town's richest man. What no one anticipates is how the interaction of these three people will alter the town forever, and how the passion that flares between Charlie and Sylvan will mark young Sam for life.Told through the eyes of Sam, now an older man looking back on that time, this much-anticipated follow-up to "A Reliable Wife "is an exciting, erotically charged, and altogether unforgettable story of love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen.

About the Author
In addition to his most recent novel, "The Fall of Princes, " Robert Goolrick is the author of three other books: "The End of the World as We Know It, "a memoir; his first novel, "A Reliable Wife, " with sales of more than 1 million copies; and his second novel, "Heading Out to Wonderful." He lives in Virginia.