Lies the mushroom pickers told : a novel

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New York : Arcade Publishing, ©2015.
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New York : Arcade Publishing, ©2015.
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xi, 322 pages ; 24 cm
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"Part human comedy and part mystery, Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told is an enthralling, masterful story about what holds a village together and what keeps people apart. When journalist Patrick Bracken returns to Gohen, the Irish village where he was born, he knows the eyes of the townspeople are on him. He has come home to investigate two deaths that happened decades earlier when he was a child, deaths that were ruled accidental. But Patrick knows-and believes the whole town knows-they were murders. He knows because he and his best friend, Mikey Lamb, were witnesses. And so Patrick goes to see eighty-year-old Sam Howard, the lawyer who conducted the inquest into the death of missionary priest Jarlath Coughlin. As he questions Sam and Sam's vibrant, loving, gossipy wife, Elsie, he seeks acknowledgment of a cover-up and an explanation of why the Protestant establishment would help conceal a crime among Catholics. During their give-and-take-about this and the nearly simultaneous shotgun death of Lawrence Gorman (aka Doul Yank)-what emerges from their collective memories are a pungent, wry portrait of village life in Ireland and a tangle of human relationships, some twisted and some that show our better side"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Phelan, T. (2015). Lies the mushroom pickers told: a novel (First edition.). Arcade Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Phelan, Tom, 1940-. 2015. Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told: A Novel. Arcade Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Phelan, Tom, 1940-. Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told: A Novel Arcade Publishing, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Phelan, Tom. Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told: A Novel First edition., Arcade Publishing, 2015.

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