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The Boy Detective Fails

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781933354101
Author(s): Joe Meno
Format: Paperback
Year: 2006
Publisher: Akashic Books
Dimensions: 140 x 191 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 328

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Fiction. Joe Meno, the author of HAIRSTYLES OF THE DAMNED and the winner of the 2003 Nelson Algren Award for short fiction, brings to us a heartwarming and heartbreaking novel about Billy Argo, the boy detective. In the twilight of a childhood full of wonder Billy is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus' Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover a world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes that dare to be deciphered, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown.

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