Whistle Stop by Maritta Wolff
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Whistle Stop
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Whistle Stop

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Whistle Stop by Maritta Wolff

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The Veech family are trouble-prone. A large and poverty-striken tribe, they live in a small Michigan town on the outskirts of the city. With six children and three adults crowded into an old and ill-kept house, they bicker and brawl within walls that are, quite literally, sagging. Big, handsome, graceless: a drunkard and a wastrel who has never worked, Kenny Veech nevertheless possesses some kind of arrogant charm that makes him irresistible to women. After fawning on him, yearning for him and paying for his drinks, woman after woman is cast out with a cold brutality. For no woman will ever take the place in his heart occupied by his cool, poised and beautiful sister, Mary. Although living quite openly with a wealthy semi-gangster, who helps support the Veech family, Mary reciprocates Kenny's unnatural affection for her. Their twisted, thwarted love provides titillating morsels of scandal for the neighbourhood through the course of a hot and breathless summer. Things reach a head after Mary and her gangster boyfriend get married and it is made clear that there is not enough room for three people in their relationship ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416511571
ISBN-10: 1416511571
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 30mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maritta Wolff

Maritta Martin Wolff was born on December 25, 1918 in Grass Lake, Michigan. In 1941 she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English composition, and that same year, at age 22, her Avery Hopwood Award-winning novel WHISTLE STOP was published by Random House. Between 1941 and 1962 Wolff wrote and published five more novels. Maritta Wolff died July 1, 2002, of lung cancer at home in West Lost Angeles.

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