Ghost of A Flea

Ghost of A Flea

A Lew Griffin Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A powerful novel of self-discovery, crime, and culture follows private detective, teacher, poet, and writer Lew Griffin as he tries to deal with his turbulent personal life when his relationship with Deborah disentigrates, his son disappears again, and his friend Don Walsh, who is leaving the police department, is shot interrupting a robbery.

Blackwell North Amer
A man stands in a darkened room in New Orleans, looking out through a window, seeing the past. There's a body on the bed behind him; wind pecks at the window, traffic sounds drift aimlessly in. The man thinks that if he doesn't speak, doesn't think about what happened, somehow things will be alright again. He thinks about his own life, about the other's, about how the two of them came to be here.
Lew Griffin is alone...or almost so. His relationship with Deborah is falling apart; his son, David, has disappeared again, leaving a note that sounds final. His friend Don Walsh, who is leaving the police department, is shot interrupting a robbery. And Lew is directionless: He hasn't written anything in years; he no longer teaches...there's nothing to fill his days. Even the attempt to discover the source of threatening letters to a friend leaves him feeling rootless and lost.

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& Taylor

"In his old house in uptown New Orleans, Lew Griffin is alone--almost. His relationship is falling apart, his son has disappeared. His good friend is shot interrupting a robbery. And Lew is directionless: he hasn't written anything in years; he no longerteaches; there's nothing to fill his days. Even the attempt to discover the source of threatening letters to a friend leaves him feeling rootless and lost. Now Lew Griffin stands alone in a dark room, looking out. Behind him on the bed is a body. He thinks if he doesn't speak, doesn't think about what happened, somehow things will be all right again. He thinks about his own life, about the other's, about how the two of them came to be here . . . In a story as much about identity as it is about crime, theanswers to Lew's personal mystery begin to come clear and the highly acclaimed series builds to a brilliantly constructed climax"--
Private detective Lew Griffin tries to deal with his turbulent personal life when his relationship with Deborah disintegrates, his son disappears again, and his friend Don Walsh, who is leaving the police department, is shot while interrupting a robbery.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., c2001.
ISBN: 9780802733696
0802733697
Characteristics: 237 p. ; 22 cm.

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