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THE BOOK OF RUEBEN.
by Tabitha King.
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OVERVIEW: The fifth novel about Nodd's Ridge, Maine, chronicles the life of the popular Reuben Styles, who survives an abused childhood and seems to find the American dream, only to have it crumble away from him.
Interwoven with the Styles saga is that of the widow Christopher and her son David, summer people whose movement in and out of Reuben's life leaves unresolved plot threads that include an unsolved murder. (It is the widow's addiction to "boozing and cruising" that pulls Reuben into the use of alcohol; otherwise, the Christophers are extraneous and confusing players.) With graphic sexual encounters and daubs of humor, King etches a convincing portrait of a gentle male psyche while evoking the timbre of 1960s rural America. - Publishers Weekly.
Nicely used copy, with minor wear. Sealed in an acid-free book cover. 368 pages.
1994 Dutton first printing hard cover. Remaindered.