The Last of the Dixie Heroes by Peter Abrahams (2001, Hardcover)

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Roy Hill married the girl of his dreams, dotes on his eleven-year-old son, and is next in line for a big promotion in the Atlanta office of a global corporation. Then, almost imperceptibly at first, everything starts to unravel. He losing control of his life. When his best friend joins a Civil War reenactment group, spending his weekends in camps where the year is forever 1863, Roy finds the idea laughable . . . even though he is the descendent and namesake of a Confederate Civil War hero. But when he visits the regiment just to be polite, something unexpected happens, gradually opening Roy's eyes to the secret of a distant conflict that never endedand leading him down a path that grows more menacing at every turn. With his job disappearing in a way he could never have foreseen, his whole life slipping out of control, Roy falls deeper and deeper into the Rebel past. A strange and powerful idea takes hold: that his life went wrong long before he was born, in the fateful campaigns that preceded the burning of Atlanta. Among the men, a hard-core splinter group is formedwith Roy at its center. On an ancient battlefield, the once-clear lines between reenactment and reality begin to disappear. When his son is taken hostage is it real? When the old muskets fire will they still fire blanks? Or will a bloody history come stunningly to life? An extraordinary novel about the fate of men and women no longer in step with the rhythms of the modern world, marching back into Southern history to make things right,Last of the Dixie Heroesis Peter Abrahams's most dazzlingly original work yet.

This work is the utterly original, mesmerizing novel of a man who starts to feel more at home in the past than the present, from the writer Stephen King calls my favorite American suspense novelist.

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Key Details
AuthorPeter Abrahams
Number Of Pages304 pages
Publication Date2001-05-29
PublisherRandom House Publishing Group

Additional Details
Copyright Date2001

Weight20.1 Oz
Height1 In.
Width6.5 In.
Length9.5 In.

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LC Classification NumberPS3551.B64L3 2001
Dewey Decimal813/.54
Dewey Edition21

Read byBuck Schirner

"[An] outstanding suspense novel....Last of the Dixie Heroesworks beautifully on many levels: as a tense thriller, as metaphysical fantasy, as a parable of race relations. Under any label, it's gripping." The Wall Street Journal

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