The Names of the Dead by Stewart O'Nan

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After his wife leaves him, Larry Markham tries to win her back while confronting several other difficult personal problems, a situation that becomes complicated when he is stalked by an assassin. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.
 

About Stewart O'Nan

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Stewart O?Nan's novels include Snow Angels, The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying and The Night Country. Granta has named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. He lives in Connecticut.
 
Published February 1, 1996 by Doubleday. 399 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But before any resolution to his domestic turmoil appears, Markham finds himself threatened on another side--by a patient who becomes convinced that Markham's father was responsible for his mother's death and sets out to kill him and Markham both.

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searing"" wrote PW of O'Nan's second novel, in which a Vietnam vet's struggle to reclaim his family is complicated by a shell-shocked stalker.

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Unusually powerful, however, are the extensive renderings of Larry's Vietnam memories, which come alive with gruesome violence, complex camaraderie, tension, humor, hope, superstition and terror.

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