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But 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 a modern story that might have been inspired by one of the Lucinda Williams songs on this book's soundtrack.Apr 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Break the Skin: A Novel
In this novel one of Mr. Martin’s characters even shows up on his dedication page: “For Baby, who spoke to me from her heart.” And at its own heart “Break the Skin” ultimately turns out to be “a story of love, no matter how roughed up and ugly and stained.” Adam Langer, the author of a m...Jun 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Break the Skin: A Novel
I do this same thing with Miss Baby, who tells herself she’s fine with not having a man in her life and then takes a drastic action to claim one. I dedicated the novel to Miss Baby, the only time I’ve dedicated a book to a character, because she spoke to me first when I began writing.Jun 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Break the Skin: A Novel
... Book review: Break the Skin - Break the Skin by Lee Martin; Crown 2011; 275
pages; $24 “… but there we were coming and going in this town ...
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