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The Dart League King



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Author
Morris, Keith Lee
Descriptors
Abandonment
Anger
Contemporary Fiction
Darts
Drugs
Family Relationships
Flashbacks
Missing Persons
Psychological Fiction
Secrets
Self-discovery
Single Mothers
Small-town Life
Tragedy
Location/Setting:
Idaho
Time Period:
21st Century
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Summary
As founder of the Garnet Lake Dart League, Russell Harmon has more than just his reputation at stake in the seasonís final showdown against Brice Habersham, a clean-cut former professional who runs the local gas station. When an ex-girlfriend and his angry, gun-toting cocaine dealer show up at the match, Russellís chances of getting through the night unfazed are increasingly slim. Meanwhile, his teammate Tristan Mackey is haunted by the circumstances of a college studentís disappearance. Told from multiple points of view, the whole story takes place during one day.
Critique
Compelling and expertly plotted. Written with a depth of character and sophistication that far exceeds the expectations one might have from a book that uses a game of darts as its organizing metaphor, Morrisís third novel is an evenhanded and genuinely heartbreaking exploration of how seemingly minor decisions can have major repercussions. Readers will relish Morrisís storytelling and, despite sections of relentless profanity, find it nearly impossible to put down.
ISBN
9780979419881
  iBistro
# of Pages
270
Published
2008
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Reviewer's Initials: PJM


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