The Caretaker of Lorne Field

The Caretaker of Lorne Field

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Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, said his "breakthrough third crime novel deserves comparison with the best of James Ellroy." And Crimetime calls him a name to watch." Now, Zeltserman has written the book his fans have been waiting for'a classic unlike anything you've ever read.Jack Durkin is the ninth generation of Durkins who have weeded Lorne Field for nearly 300 years. Though he and his wife Lydia are miserable and would like nothing more than to leave, Jack must wait until his son has come of age to tend the field on his own. It's an important job, though no one else seems to realize it. For, if the field is left untended, a horrific monster called an Aukowie will grow'a monster capable of taking over the entirety of America in just two weeks. Or so it is said. . .
Publisher: New York : Overlook Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781590203033
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 21 cm.


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What’s truth for one person might seem like only an urban legend to others. The Durkins have been caring for Lorne Field for almost 300 years. Their mission is one of life and death, monsters and destruction, or is it?

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