Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release Date : 2021-10
ISBN : 1609388046
Pages : 314 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (93 users)
Summary Book Review The Keepers of Truth by Michael Collins:
Download or read book The Keepers of Truth written by Michael Collins and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2021-10 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of bake-off contests demanded by the Truth. Then, old man Lawton goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny. Paradoxically, the specter of violent death breathes new life into the town. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolize the mood of a nation on the edge. Compulsively readable, The Keepers of Truth startles both with its insights and with Collins's powerful, incisive writing.