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In Memory of Junior

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In Memory of Junior

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Clyde Edgerton
publisher:
Algonquin Books
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A-

In this comic novel by the author of Killer Diller, two feuding North Carolina families await death and probate to settle matters between them. Clyde Edgerton’s woolly characters, including a teenage computer whiz and an aging prankster who fakes his own death, appraise the situation in overlapping narratives. Peppered with black humor and garnished with a poignant coming-of-age story, In Memory of Junior is quietly and wonderfully outlandish. A-