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Calabash Boys



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The Calabash Boys by V A Murphy

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"The Calabash Boys" is a story of tragedy and triumph that explores questions of right and wrong, good and evil, forgiveness, and the contrast between family love and intimate love. It takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster ride that accelerates beginning with the very first page, and does not slow until the principal players--and the reader--have been forced to reexamine their tenets on morality and social justice. The action begins with an inexplicable mass killing at a suburban office building. Walter Elner--once a man of the law but now hunted as the perpetrator--is thrust into a bizarre, dizzying journey in search of the truth. The story weaves its way toward an international guerilla war between U.S. and South Africa-based radical groups, in which Walter, childhood sweetheart Gertie Walker, and staunch political enemy Louis King, all play central roles. Suspense, humor, passion, and African storytelling color and flavor a tale that raises fundamental questions that cross cultures, and whose answers are, and will remain for some time, illusive. "The Calabash Boys" is V.A. Murphy's first novel. Having spent most of his adult life in business management, he began writing the work in 1996;first as a hobby, later as the pursuit of a passion to expose it to the reading public.
Release date NZ
June 21st, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations
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