Cry Me a River by T. R. Pearson

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In a novel about murder and its consequences in a small Southern town, a local policeman uses his understanding of the dark passions that sometimes guide the human heart to investigate the brutal slaying of his colleague. 50,000 first printing.

About T. R. Pearson

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T.R. Pearson is the author of seven novels, including A Short History of A Small Place. He lives in Virginia.
Published January 1, 1993 by Henry Holt & Co. 258 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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A married cop, a local lowlife, and a spoiled rich kid all come to ruin, thanks to this mysterious vixen, who favored her men with Polaroid souvenirs.

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Entertainment Weekly

(Making one suspect that for many readers, Pearson's early novels may be more accessible on audiotape than on the printed page.) As for his equally meandering, elliptical plots, the proper comparison isn't to Faulkner at all, but to Tristram Shandy, the eccentric 18th-century masterpiece of which...

Jan 15 1993 | Read Full Review of Cry Me a River

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After a while it's easy to wonder whether the book is about passion and jealousy or writing for writing's sake, and at that point you begin to resist Pearson's charms, just as the narrator resists Red's.

Jan 26 1993 | Read Full Review of Cry Me a River

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