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Trenton Makes, Paperback / softback Book

Trenton Makes Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE, 2018__________________________________________"A novel of bewitching ingenuity" New York Times"Electrifying" Lit Hub__________________________________________Abe Kunstler wants his share of the American Dream, which for him is a factory job, a wife and a family.

Getting these things will be harder for Abe than it is for other people, however, because his life is a lie - an invention forged in the heat of a terrible crime.

Haunted by his past, terrified of exposure, and searching obsessively for redemption, Abe moves from one ruthless act to the next, tricking an alcoholic young taxi-dancer into becoming first his wife, then the mother of a child she believes is his.

When the life they have built is threatened, he becomes desperate, until even Abe himself isn't sure how far he'll go to keep his secret...

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