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Even the best families can have dark secrets.

Some people would say that Nick Baker has it all: the trust fund, the family connections, and the country club membership. However, the Baker dynasty is in decline, and being a Baker comes with obligations as well as a family history of insanity.

Already prone to panic attacks, when Nick sees a supernatural creature dancing out
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Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 1st 2015 by Broken Typewriter Press LLC. (first published June 27th 2015)
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t'Sade
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I go to pick up a Shannon Ryan, I'm looking for a surreal story with quirky characters and plots that occasionally makes me question my reality. This novel did not disappoint.

Needless to say, this is a character-driven piece. It doesn't take long to show that with characters that appear to be two-dimensional in the first chapter or so but they quickly gain depth in fascinating ways. Even the villains grow throughout the story. One thing I like is that almost everyone is competent in their o
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Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Witty and imaginative, a fun read for anyone under sixty. Though set in Iowa and anything but a detective story, Ryan's refreshing style and wicked sense of humor call to mind some of the best of Carl Hiaasen's writing. Troubled by a pesky faun, indebted to the god Pan, plagued by a wacky mother, and facing an unwanted marriage to a lustful beauty, the protagonist struggles valiantly to save the family business from disaster.
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“Nick loved his cousins, they were family after all, and according to his mother, you have to love family. Over the years, he had also noticed that the less he saw them, the more lovable they became. He would really love them if they moved to California.” 1 likes
“You do realize that the Cold War is over, right?” Okay, he’d let the first reference to communism go, but this was just ridiculous. Uncle Earl pointed at Nick. “Don’t you believe a word of it. That’s just what they want you to think.” 1 likes
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