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The Clinch Knot

by John Galligan

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The Clinch Knot by John Galligan
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2008
    328 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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The Dog is in Livingston, Montana, daydreaming about fishing the Stone and, as usual, subsisting on Swisher Sweets, vodka-Tang, and the hope that pretending to forget will be enough.

He's forged a few tenuous friendships, and now finds himself watching from the bank as troubled local girl Jesse Ringer leads D'Ontario Sneed into the swift current of young love. It's sweet, really ... but some of the locals object to the relationship on the basis of Sneed's skin color.

Then the unthinkable: vibrant, wild Jesse is found shot in the head, and Sneed is passed out in her car, gun beside him, window seams taped, and engine running. Sneed is hospitalized for severe carbon monoxide poisoning and can't string together a sentence to defend himself, so it falls to the Dog.

If only the Dog could run from his life without ending up in the tangle and snarl of the lives of others. A man who wants to lose himself in the current must be careful of his backcast; it'll always keep him tethered to a life he's trying to forget.

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"Starred Review. With a plot as entangled as a drunkard's fishing line, this Big Sky excursion into the wilds of human frailty deftly and surely snags the imagination." - Publishers Weekly.

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John Galligan

John Galligan was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and is now a native of Madison, Wisconsin.

In addition to being a novelist and teacher, John has worked as a newspaper journalist, feature-film screenwriter, house painter, au pair, ESL teacher, cab driver, and freezer boy in a salmon cannery. He currently teaches writing at Madison Area Technical College

His first novel, Red Sky, Red Dragonfly, was based on his experiences living, teaching, and traveling in Japan. This was followed by The Nail Knot which exploited his passion for fly fishing and launched a new murder mystery series featuring trout bum-sleuth Ned The Dog Oglivie.

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