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Mosquitoes and Men

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After a twenty-five-year absence, Faustus Madigan returns hometo Greyhaven, a formerly illustrious 18th-century plantationin Peaceable, South Carolina, for a most unanticipated family reunion.Titus, father to The Madigans, is dead.Compelled to say goodbye to his father, visit with Addie-the woman who raised him-and mend the fences broken by his long absence, Faustus steps ...more
Paperback, 262 pages
Published May 19th 2019 by Devil's Party Press
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Dianne Pearce
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like many of us, Faustus has attempted to run away from his family... only to find that he, like us all, is bound to them no matter how far away he goes.
When his father dies Faustus returns home, in an attempt to make peace with that part of himself that is his primal first self.
What he finds is a web of family secrets he never knew about, even when he lived there as a young man.
Will the secrets destroy everything that is his past, his history?
The book itself is as lush as the bougainvillea that
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Morgan Golladay
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are unexpected (and very clever) plot twists in Mosquitoes and Men, but I was blown away by the writing. Polo harkens back to some of my favorite writers, who let the lyricism of the South flow through their pens. I truly did not want the writing to end.
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