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Bone Dogs

Bone Dogs

A Novel
February 2010
Trade Paperback · 256 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781582435633
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Description

Tuesday Price is a wiseass, a boozer, and a loser. Only his wife Linda recalls a smarter, better man, and she’s losing faith in that man’s return. When Tuesday befriends a strange, silent Vietnam vet who eternally sits with a cooler of beer in a disabled pickup, Linda’s had enough. At her departure, Tuesday is left with only his new friend as a companion—until the old vet is found dead, and Tuesday is blamed. Alone and haunted by regret, Tuesday’s daily life deteriorates until he must unearth his sordid past to reach a worthwhile future. But his past is a tangle of murder, deceit, and abandonment for which his only punishment has been self-inflicted. In order to reclaim all that has been lost, he returns to his deserted childhood home and, with hammer and nails, rebuilds the sagging structure, reassembling a history quite different than the one he’d believed while finding the future not at all what he’d expected.

About the Author

Roger Alan Skipper is a lifelong resident of Garrett County, Maryland. He is the author of the novels Tear Down the Mountain and The Baptism of Billy Bean.