Heading Out to Wonderful

By Robert Goolrick
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565129238, 296pp.)

Publication Date: June 2012

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2012 Indie Next List
“True to what you'd expect from the author of A Reliable Wife, Goolrick's characters are enigmatic, imperfect, and do not behave according to society's dictates. The romance that erupts between Sylvan Glass, an unschooled country girl with dreams of Hollywood, and Charlie Beale, a newcomer to town, will change everyone in town in unexpected ways, most of all young Sam who bears witness to their fiery, ill-fated affair. A great read!”
-- Connie Brooks, Battenkill Books, Cambridge, NY


Description

It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with him are two suitcases: one contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money. "Heading Out to Wonderful" is a haunting, heart-stopping novel 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.
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