Hello Down There by Michael Parker
A Novel

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In a coastal North Carolina town in 1952, Edwin, the scion of the town's wealthiest family, struggles with morphine addiction and becomes involved with seventeen-year-old Eureka, a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks, as they discover the moral decay at the heart of their hometown. A first novel.

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Published March 1, 1993 by Scribner. 273 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With the help of Eureka and the pharmacist, Edwin kicks the habit in a Kentucky clinic, only to return back home where all his problems resurface--not just his memory but his oppressive mother, his indifferent father, and all the responsibilities of his class.

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Redemption lies in the love of 17-year-old Eureka Speight, daughter of a bitter, displaced dirt farmer, but first Edwin must overcome his addiction and confront the past.

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