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Mackerel Sky: A Novel

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A novel of criminal intrigue, eccentric love and the power of women.

After a twenty-year absence, Guy Vidoq is returning home to meet his daughter for the first time. He discovers his mercurial daughter, Isabelle, has been raised in a bizzarre, cloistered environment by her libertine mother, Martine, who is now living with a young man, Harry, roughly the age of their daught
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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 2nd 2004 by St. Martin's Press (first published February 21st 2004)
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Angie Abdou
Martine might be the most original female character in English literature. For her alone, this book is worth reading. But there's much more. Be prepared to be surprised.
Indunil
"Don't you ever think that it might be nice to fall in love with one person for your whole life? It might be nice to be someone's only love, someone's only lover. If that part of your brain could be filled with one face than you'd never have to compare it to any other face. You'd always know, walking and talking and sleeping and eating, whose eyes and nose and mouth you'll see when you turn your head."
Steven Buechler
A great story dealing with the complicated nature of human relations (and a hint of criminality)

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The next day Guy and Belle, Sally and Martine all ransack Guy's house looking for hidden money. Guy is in charge of turning his father's drawers over on the bed and looking underneath for taped bills. Martine is in the closet, searching in his shoes and rummagin through shoeboxes of cards and photographs. Sally and Belle are downstairs, turning over chairs and tapping the floorboards with their
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Lisa
I love Nataleee Caple's work, but this book didn't cut it for me. This novel is more plot-driven than 'Plight of Happy People in an Ordinary World." It's about a woman, and her daughter, who run a counterfeiting operation out of small town in Canada. It's slow-moving in the beginning, but then the action picks up about a quarter of the way through. When it was finished, I just didn't feel anything for the characters.
Sara McMartin
This was one of the most strangest books I have ever read. I still can't quite figure out if I liked it or not. I thought the story in itself was quite ridiculous, but yet, it was written so well that I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in a weekend.
John Lery
The first part of daughter-father conversation was somehow funny while the sensual parts were a bit awkwardly funny and crazy. The story started calm and flowing. The last part grew intense but ended not to good for me but was okay.
Betty
An interesting romp of a read. I could not help but think this would make an amazing Coen brothers film. Funny, sad, tragic, quirky, with a little of that criminal element in it!
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Nov 15, 2012 Sue Q marked it as to-read
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Hardcover from the West Arthur Community Centre book exchange in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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This was a quick little read, kind of a strange book, but I enjoyed it. I will save it for you Christy.
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