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Fellow Mortals

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Fellow Mortals

In Dennis Mahoney’s captivating debut novel, a community is torn apart by tragedy while one of its beloved citizens is forced to carry the crippling burden of blame. When Henry Cooper set out on his mail route one crisp spring morning, he unwittingly sparked a fire that destroyed a neighborhood and claimed the life of a local artist’s young wife. In the aftermath, some point to Henry’s carelessness, while others exalt his heroism. His wife is his ardent defender, but the judgment of others begins to take its toll. While the victims slowly rebuild their lives, the sculptor Sam Bailey finds it particularly difficult to see Henry as anything other than a menace who should pay for the death of Sam’s wife. Exploring the complex terrain of loyalty and loss, Fellow Mortals charts the fall of a man who has dedicated his life to doing the right thing and then finds himself embroiled in a fierce struggle to understand what the right thing is.

Fellow Mortals
by Dennis Mahoney

  • Publication Date: February 5, 2013
  • Genres: Literary Fiction
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: FSG Originals
  • ISBN-10: 0374154066
  • ISBN-13: 9780374154066