The Keepers of Truth by Michael Collins
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The last of a manufacturing dynasty in a dying industrial town, Bill lives alone in the family mansion and works for the Truth, the moribund local paper. He yearns to write long philosophical pieces about the American dream gone sour, not the flaccid write-ups of bake-off contests demanded by the Truth. Then, old man Lawton goes missing, and suspicion fixes on his son, Ronny. Paradoxically, the specter of violent death breathes new life into the town. For Bill, a deeper and more disturbing involvement with the Lawtons ensues. The Lawton murder and the obsessions it awakes in the town come to symbolize the mood of a nation on the edge. Compulsively readable, The Keepers of Truth startles both with its insights and with Collins's powerful, incisive writing.
 

About Michael Collins

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Jill Collins and Natalie Saville co-own and run London-based The Great Little Cake Company, specializing in creative wedding and celebration cakes. They have made cakes for celebrities, have been featured on TV and have appeared regularly in various wedding magazines. They have previously written "Bake Me I'm Yours... Whoopie Pies" (Aug 2011) for David & Charles. -->Website: www.thegreatlittlecakecompany.co.uk (1,000+ views per month) -->Facebook: The Great Little Cake Company (only just launched) -->Twitter: @greatlittlecake (only just launched)
 
Published November 3, 2001 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Professional & Technical. Fiction

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