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by Lee Martin

Category: United States
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Lee Martin
ISBN: 0307716759
ISBN13: 978-0307716750
Language: English
Publisher: Crown; First Edition edition (June 14, 2011)
Pages: 288
Fb2 eBook: 1490 kb
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Lee Martin's new novel, Break the Skin, may very well fit the bill. Break the Skin is a light thriller with dark undertones, a story with a secret at its heart. It opens with Laney, a nineteen-year-old small-town girl, being led away from the Wal-Mart where she works by the police.

Lee Martin's new novel, Break the Skin, may very well fit the bill.

BREAK THE SKIN by Lee Martin is an incredibly well written book told from the alternating viewpoints of two women

BREAK THE SKIN by Lee Martin is an incredibly well written book told from the alternating viewpoints of two women Читать весь отзыв. LEE MARTIN is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Bright Forever; novels River of Heaven and Quakertown; a story collection, The Least You Need to Know; and two memoirs, From Our House and Turning Bones. He has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, a Lawrence Foundation Award, and the Glenna Luschei Award.

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Mr. Martin, who was born in southeastern Illinois and taught creative writing at the University of North Texas in Denton, seems at ease in both locations, where he tends to find characters facing similar sorts of struggles - people who start to believe they have no choice, as a narrator of Break the Skin puts it, people so starved for love they.

Martin Like everything Lee Martin writes, his new novel, Break the Skin, has all the hallmarks of his style: smooth . The characters in Illinois are nineteen year Break the Skin is a novel of suspense about a group of lonely, small town people, each desperately seeking love and acceptance.

Martin Like everything Lee Martin writes, his new novel, Break the Skin, has all the hallmarks of his style: smooth, clear prose, well-crafted and complex characters, and a kind of generosity of spirit that is hard to quantify.

Break the Skin: A Novel. Break the Skin - Lee Martin. Martin did an excellent job with story flow and throughout the whole book I found myself completely absorbed in Miss Baby and Laneys lives. beautyisntperfect 1Go to beautyisntperfect 1's profile, opens in a new window.

Break the Skin is expert storyteller Lee Martin at his very best. See all books by Lee Martin. Martin, whose kidnap novel The Bright Forever (2005) was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in fiction, expertly applies shades of James Cain–like noir to modern story that might have been inspired by one of the Lucinda Williams songs on this book’s soundtrack. Black magic, daughters cursed by the loss or absence of their fathers, post traumatic stress syndrome, small-town secrecy and lies, pre-teen voyeurism: Welcome to life ‘on the other side of right thinking. An intoxicating small-town thriller that quickly gets under your skin.

Writing From The Heartlend by Lee Martin Such is the case for the characters in my new novel, Break the Skin, a book narrated by two women, Laney and Miss Baby, who are unknowingly connected by the ma. .

Writing From The Heartlend by Lee Martin. It’s been over thirty years since I lived in southeastern Illinois, but my heart and the way I view the world will always be connected to the small towns and farms of that area-the place I first called home. For a while, when I was a young writer, I made the mistake of assuming that no one would be interested in reading about characters from those small towns. Such is the case for the characters in my new novel, Break the Skin, a book narrated by two women, Laney and Miss Baby, who are unknowingly connected by the man they both love and the story of a terrible crime, the circumstances of which Laney gradually reveals.

Laney—a skinny, awkward teenager alone in the world—thinks she’s found a kindred spirit in thirty-five-year-old Delilah. Then the police come to ask Laney questions and she finds herself reconstructing a story of suspense, deceit, and revenge; a story that will haunt her forever. Seven hundred miles away, in Texas, Miss Baby has the hardened heart of a woman who has been used by men in every possible way, yet she is desperate for true love. When she meets a stranger, a man who claims he can’t remember his real name or his past but who seems gentle and trusting, Miss Baby thinks she may have finally found someone to love, someone who will protect her from the abusive men who fill her past. But Miss Baby and Laney are connected by a terrible crime, and, bit by bit, the complex web of deceptions and seemingly small misjudgments they’ve each helped to create start to unravel. Action, speculation, and contradiction play off one another as the story is told through their first-person voices, which keep you nervously guessing all the way to the shocking, tragic climax. Break the Skin is expert storyteller Lee Martin at his very best.
Comments to eBook Break the Skin: A Novel
Yggfyn
'Break the Skin' is based upon a series of events that actually occurred in southeastern Illinois in the last decade. The Mt. Gilead of the story is Olney, a town where the author attended junior college. Although the name of the town has been changed the names of streets, businesses and other local places have not. The adjacent village of New Hope where the murders take place is actually Claremont, a village a few miles east of Olney. Although the story of the crimes has been altered in the novel an active duty soldier of the US Army was killed after he managed to fire a shotgun into one of his attackers. Following a series of trials all of the surviving attackers, including those involved in planning the hexing have been sent to prison.
Malaunitly
I'm a big fan of Lee Martin's work.
Gerceytone
This book is a must read! Excellent story line. The characters kept me wondering, throughout the book, what they would be up to next. Couldn't put it down until I finished it and then wished it wasn't done!
Skunk Black
I chose this book because I love this author and his vivid characters. A great story of love and loss.
Ynye
Summer is here, that time of year reserved for escapist reading. Vacation books are on the agenda now, no heavy lifting required. Lee Martin's new novel, Break the Skin, may very well fit the bill.

Break the Skin is a light thriller with dark undertones, a story with a secret at its heart. It opens with Laney, a nineteen-year-old small-town girl, being led away from the Wal-Mart where she works by the police. Laney has a secret to spill, and she is going to take to her time doing it. First, she introduces the main players in her story: her best girlfriend, Delilah, who has never been lucky at love; her boyfriend, Lester Stipp, an odd duck who always wears a derby hat; and their former friend, Rose, who they say they have to "put away forever."

Before Laney gets too far into her story, the point of view shifts time and location, from winter in isolated Mt. Gilead, Illinois, to sticky-hot summer in Denton, Texas, from Laney's voice to the voice of Miss Baby, a tattoo artist. Miss Baby is fretting about her brother, who is on the run from the law and his vengeful ex-partner in crime. At first, the switch seems to have no connection to Laney and the story she has been telling. Then Miss Baby spots a man outside her shop, a man wearing a derby hat, who has forgotten his name and where he came from. She gives him a name and takes him in. Yes, Lester Stipp has appeared on Miss Baby's doorstep, but whether he really has amnesia or is faking it, and what exactly he is running from remain a mystery.

Martin deftly makes the reader wait to find out how these two story lines, alternating between past and present, between Laney and Miss Baby, will come together. There is one thing Laney and Miss Baby clearly have in common, besides Lester Stipp: They are both desperate to love someone. Desperation is what this story is all about. These characters cling to whatever they can to escape from the confining reality of their dead-end lives. They cast spells and surround themselves with statues of fairies in the vain hope that magic will somehow save them. But it's all self-delusion, which will unravel by the end as surely as the secret of what happened between Laney, Delilah, Lester, and Rose will be told.

What we really want from our summer reading is a chance to escape ourselves, to disappear for a while into the lives of other people. Break the Skin allows us to do that, while delivering a fast, suspenseful read. But when the story is done, we feel relieved that the tragic lives of its characters are not our own.
Anicasalar
Break the Skin is a novel of suspense about a group of lonely, small town people, each desperately seeking love and acceptance. The opening sets the tone for the novel, as nineteen year old Laney Volk is approached by two police officers, and wanted for questioning, while working at her job at Walmart. It isn't until much later that we learn the what and why. As the story unfolds the reader travels from small town Mt Gilead, Illinois to Denton, Texas.

The characters in Illinois are nineteen year old, plain and ordinary, Laney, her friend and coworker Delilah, who is nearly twice her age , who is desperate for a good man to watch over her, and Rose, an odd duck, who was known to cast spells. Rose called the group "sisters of the lonely hearts". The three had lived in Delilah's trailer together off and on, and worked together at Walmart, with Rose eventually getting fired.

" One of us was too big, but with a beautiful face. One of us was too slight and boyish. One of us, the one closer to "just right", too rough and hard. Yet all of us were needful and deserving of romance as any woman, no matter how beautiful, how average or how plain."

As the story moves to Texas more characters are introduced: Miss Baby, (aka Betty Ruiz) owner of Baby Hearts Tats, Lester Tweet (aka Donnie True), a war Vet with PTSD and amnesia, Pablo, Miss Baby's brother, and Slam Dent. As the lives of these individuals converge, the mystery about what happened between these lonely and desperate people begins to unravel bit by bit.

The story is told in the first person, and the author expertly weaves a tale of desperate, lonely people whose lives quickly spin out of control. His description of small time life, it's lack of choices many people have, and dead end lifestyle which can result seem convincing and tragic. If you enjoy a good thriller, this novel is certainly worth a try. I also enjoyed this author's earlier book (2005), The Bright Forever: A Novel.
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