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With You in Spirit: A Novel

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"My father’s body was found floating facedown in the waters off Chappaquiddick. Naturally, everyone assumed a Kennedy did it." Well, perhaps not everyone, as Graydove Hoffenstein, the Native American Jewish heir to a parking meter empire discovers after his mother, Celeste Garrison Hoffenstein, is arrested and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of her husband, Coli ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Alyson Books
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J.S.  Kitololo
Nov 01, 2012 rated it liked it
How Cooper pulled this off I cannot begin to guess. The protagonist is a gay man - you find this out maybe on page 2 or 3 of the book so that's not a spoiler really. He's from an immensely wealthy American family. And yet his telling of this comic story that borders on the ludicrous, manages to capture and retain the attention for 218 pages.

The ghosts - there are ghosts - are funny, the situations enough to induce a few genuine LOLs where you laugh aloud alone in your reading chambers. I'm not g
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Mar 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt, mystery
Bit of a soap opera of a book all things considered. Had some damn funny lines though.
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Steven Cooper is a freelance writer, producer, and the author of three previous novels. A former television reporter, he has received multiple Emmy awards and nominations, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, and many honors from the Associated Press. He taught writing at Rollins College (Winter Park, FL) from 2007 to 2012. He currently lives in Atlanta.
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