Moth

Moth

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Baker & Taylor
Spurred by a friend's death, Lew Griffin returns from a self-imposed exile to search for his late friend's runaway daughter and to face his troubled relationship with his own father

Blackwell North Amer
Selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the ten best mystery novels of 1992, The Long-Legged Fly was a dazzling debut. This new Lew Griffin novel will mark James Sallis as a peer of the best detective fiction writers in the country.
Having "come through slaughter," Griffin has quit the detective business and withdrawn to the safety of his old home in New Orleans' Garden District, where he has learned to cope by transforming his experiences into fiction.
But now, spurred by a close friend's death, he must return to the streets - not only the urban ones that he mastered, but also those of the rural South that he escaped long ago - to search for the runaway daughter he didn't know that his friend had. Griffin discovers that we rarely know anyone, even those closest to us. And now he finds that he must also face two things he most fears: memories of his parents and his own relationship with his now-vanished son.
Moth delivers magnificently on the promise of its predecessor. But where Fly was stark and forbidding, Moth is expansive, bursting with marvelous scenes and unforgettable characters, filled at once with the matter-of-fact violence of daily life and with redeeming human compassion.
Moth confirms James Sallis as a major novelist and evokes as few books do the essential mysteries at the heart of all our lives, and one man's ongoing attempt to try to understand and survive.

Baker
& Taylor

Spurred by a friend's death, Lew Griffin returns from a self-imposed exile to search for his late friend's runaway daughter and to face his troubled relationship with his own father.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, c1993.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
ISBN: 9780881849455
0881849456
Branch Call Number: M SAL
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 22 cm.

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Feb 24, 2014

I found the book all over the place in storytelling; leaping from one idea/event to another. I couldn't get invested in the main character or the ones in the story. I cannot say if I liked it or not, but interesting main character. I plan to read the next in the series to get a "truer" feel for this author's books.

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