Reunion at Red Paint Bay

Ebook $14.95

Other Press | Jan 29, 2013 | 288 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781590515464

  • Paperback$14.95

    Other Press | Jan 29, 2013 | 288 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781590515457

  • Ebook$14.95

    Other Press | Jan 29, 2013 | 288 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781590515464

Praise

“Harrar tacklessome big issues here, notably vengeance, guilt, and absolution, with the underlying question of when sex becomes rape. But messages aside, this is tightly written psychological suspense from the author of The Spinning Man (2003). Harrar is one of those writers on the verge of connecting with a much larger audience; this could be his moment.” —Booklist

“Harrar skillfully echoes Alfred Hitchcock’s theme about how a seemingly innocent man can be sucked into a disturbing vortex of forces that lie just below the surface of ‘normal’ life.” —Kirkus

“More than a conventional mystery or thriller, “Reunion at Red Paint Bay” lays bare the consequences of guilt, denial, and moral absolutism. The novel can be read on several levels, but it devolves into a book tailored to spur readers into examining the limits of responsibility for one’s actions.” —Huntington News

“George Harrar tells a remarkable story about a newspaperman who struggles to tell the truth, feeling reluctant to bear the consequences, a story of human failure and hard redemption. The writing, razor-sharp and wildly insightful, creates characters who seem to jump off the page—becoming people we know, people we are. Read this book, each page mysterious and compelling, hiding within it the deep core of being human.” —Elizabeth Cox, author of The Slow Moon
 
“Harrar’s novel…is an intriguing and provocative take on some standard themes of contemporary fiction….Reunion at Red Paint Bay is well written even if it invites controversy and criticism. It is a memorable work that could spur some heated debate.” —Metapsychology

“Secrets can haunt us. In George Harrar’s novel Reunion At Red Paint Bay, secrets hunt us down for revenge.“ —Interview Magazine

“This is a gripping thriller, utterly convincing and alarming, as people struggle to justify past deeds, weigh the costs of the truth and decide that maybe a half-lie is just as good.” —Bill Bushnell, Morning Sentinel (Waterville, Maine)

“Ironies abound here in this suspenseful study of universal themes of guilt, innocence, punishment, atonement, and absolution as seen through the seemingly simple life of a hitherto respected man in Red Paint Bay.” —Seeing the World Through Books

“George Harrar’s incisive look at the soft-focus lens through which we view our respective pasts” —Book Page

“The story resolution is quite wrenching. To say more would be to spoil a good read…It’s a great tale of moral consequences, ethical dilemmas, differing perspectives, secrets, guilt and absolution.” —Tutu’s Two Cents

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