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Thin Blue Smoke: A Novel

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by Doug Worgul

LaVerne Williams is a ruined ex-big league ballplayer and ex-felon with an attitude problem and a barbecue joint to run. Ferguson Glen is an Episcopal priest and fading literary star with a drinking problem and past he's running from. A.B. Clayton and Sammy Merzeti are two lost souls in need of love, understanding and another cigarette. 

Thin Blue Smoke is an epic American redemption tale. It is a story of love and loss, hope and despair, God and whiskey, barbecue and the blues. Hilarious and heart-rending, sacred and profane, this book marks the emergence of a vital new voice in American fiction.

“Gorgeous prose and fully developed characters . . . this novel offers us catharsis.” —Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook

“The best novel I’ve read this year . . . a rich,  redemptive story that captures the spirit of its gritty, urban setting as well as any American novel.” —Chris Smith, The Englewood Review of Books

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  • Shipping Weight: 1.25lbs
  • 999 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Burnside Books

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.