John Copenhaver - Dodging and Burning: A Mystery — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Copenhaver’s deftly plotted debut novel centers on a murder, a photograph, and a missing body, but the mysteries it’s really probing involve larger questions of identity and truth. The story begins in convention-bound Royal Oak, Virginia, in 1945. Ceola is mourning the loss of her brother in the war when she and her friend Bunny turn into amateur detectives to make sense of the appearance, then the disappearance, of a corpse Ceola’s brother’s friend discovers in the woods. Bunny, a future mystery writer, senses holes in the theory the three contrive, and her suspicions lead to the revelation of secrets that take the characters’ lives in unexpected directions and continue to haunt them fifty-five years later. Copenhaver, a recipient of four consecutive Artist Fellowships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, maintains a crime fiction column for the Lambda Literary website.

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ISBN: 9781681776590
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Published: Pegasus Books - March 6th, 2018

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