O magazine called it “deliciously dark and dangerous.” Now it’s deliciously dark and paperback — with a gorgeous new jacket design. And this is your chance to win a copy for Giveaway Monday. Enter the form below to start your own “suspenseful tale of obsessive love,” (People) so to speak…
This paperback edition includes Robbie Goolrick’s essay, “The Passion of Place, the Place of Passion,” and an interview with him — plus a Reader’s Guide.
It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the valley of Virginia.All he has with him are two suitcases: One contains his few possessions, including a fine set of butcher knives; the other is full of money. A lot of money.
Finding work at the local butcher shop, Charlie gradually meets all the townsfolk, including Boaty Glass, Brownsburg’s wealthiest citizen, and most significantly, Boaty’s beautiful teenage bride, Sylvan.
This last encounter sets in motion the events that give Goolrick’s powerful tale the stark, emotional impact that thrilled fans of his previous novel, A Reliable Wife.
Heading Out to Wonderful is a suspenseful masterpiece – a novel of obsession and love gone terribly wrong in a place where once upon a time such things could happen.