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Closing Arguments (1991) [Novel]
by Frederick Busch Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Marcus Brennan is a successful small-town lawyer on the verge of a breakdown. His wife, Schelle, thinks it's post-traumatic stress disorder from his years as a POW in Vietnam. Planning the dedication of a memorial for Vietnam soldiers, she asks Marcus to say a few words at the ceremony, hoping the experience will help to exorcise his demons. But after agreeing to defend Estella Pritchett, a social worker accused of murdering her lover, Marcus begins a downward spiral into the murky depths of his own past, where sex is violent, where love means betrayal, and where his own memories have the power to destroy him.

Original title: Closing Arguments
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionMental Illness
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: Closing Arguments

Closing Arguments (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Taut and absorbing...Busch, one of our most powerful and prolific authors...has achieved some remarkable things in this book." Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "A wry, inventive, glimmeringly intelligent book...Frederick Busch is an estimable writer, a novelist likely to be named whenever serious readers of fiction talk about writers whose work is worth knowing." Washington Post Book World
  • "Frederick Busch's skillful and disturbing new novel is one of those rare books that delivers more than it promises. At first blush, Closing Arguments has all the earmarks of a legal thriller...This is a story that stays with the reader after the final, harrowing page has been turned, a book with solid meat on its shapely bones." USA Today
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Manifested in:

Closing Arguments (February 1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780449907504
Dimensions: 5.51 x 8.27 x .62 in
Pages: 288

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