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Here Comes A Candle

Brown, Fredric (Book - 2006 )
Here Comes A Candle
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Here Comes a Candle is Fredric Brown at his most audacious in a novel that was far ahead of its time. It is the story of Joe Bailey, whose young life is at a crossroads. Not only is he involved with a tough Milwaukee racketeer and two completely different women, but he is haunted by childhood trauma. Psychologically complex and told in an array of stylistic variations, it is a tour de force with a savagely ironic ending not to be soon forgotten.
Authors: Brown, Fredric, 1906-1972
Title: Here comes a candle
Publisher: Lakewood, CO : Millipede Press, c2006
Characteristics: 297 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Frederic Brown ; introduction by Bill Pronzini
Contents: Here comes a candle
The Joke
It's only everything
ISBN: 1933618043
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BROWN
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
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Brown, a prolific pulp writer of many genres, experiments with different narrative devices to tell the story of young Joe Bailey, a boy psychologically scarred from a childhood nursery rhyme. Dreams, trauma, and romance drive this suspenseful novel initiated entirely by the jingle: “Here comes a... Read More »


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