The Wooden Nickel by William Carpenter
A Novel

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Lucky Lunt is a third generation lobsterman who works the same Maine waters as his ancestors. But his world is changing too fast for him. His wife has begun work, his daughter is college bound and his son has turned angry and lawless. This is the story of a man raging against a changing world.

About William Carpenter

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William Carpenter teaches literature at the College of the Atlantic in Maine.
Published June 27, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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And Lucky is a terrific creation: ribald, cranky, deeply conservative, homophobic, xenophobic, irrationally violent—and the unquenchable source of malevolently funny one-liners that can drop you dead in your tracks (dealing with chopsticks in a Chinese restaurant, for example, is “like going afte...

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When Ronette becomes pregnant, Sarah leaves, and the downward spiral continues when Lucas gets into a territorial dispute with other lobstermen and wings one of them in an exchange of gunfire.

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