Counting Coup: A Novel

Counting Coup A Novel Tad Beckman is the rootless son of a weak willed mother and the grandson of her tyrannical father who resents him for being the embodiment of her sole act of rebellion marrying a Yankee soldier from N

  • Title: Counting Coup: A Novel
  • Author: G.D. Gearino
  • ISBN: 9780684837260
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Counting Coup: A Novel

    Tad Beckman is the rootless son of a weak willed mother and the grandson of her tyrannical father who resents him for being the embodiment of her sole act of rebellion marrying a Yankee soldier from New York After years of chronicling human misery, Beckman finds himself bored and cynical When a telephone caller asks him for help one morning, her weakness echoes his motTad Beckman is the rootless son of a weak willed mother and the grandson of her tyrannical father who resents him for being the embodiment of her sole act of rebellion marrying a Yankee soldier from New York After years of chronicling human misery, Beckman finds himself bored and cynical When a telephone caller asks him for help one morning, her weakness echoes his mother s own self pity, and Tad brushes her off Within days, the caller is dead, murdered by the ex husband she sought protection from, and Beckman begins an odyssey of redemption In his travels, Beckman meets Jocelyn Pritchard another woman being tormented by her husband Jocelyn is an alluring and mysterious soon to be divorcee who doesn t ask for Tad s help or his love, but who finally accepts both Thrilled to have a second chance to be a protector, Tad uses his typewriter as his coup stick and strikes out against the man who s hurting her But when things veer wildly out of control and she disappears, Beckman finds himself drawn to a unique family in a coastal Georgia village, where he learns how a second chance like life itself can be a treacherous and unpredictable thing.

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    One thought on “Counting Coup: A Novel

    1. Robert Beveridge

      G. D. Gearino, Counting Coup (Simon and Schuster, 1997)I'm sure most of the people who read Counting Coup will see the last ten pages coming from a mile out; I was completely blindsided by them, and that's probably coloring my judgment of this little gem. It was raised from a competent, wicked novel about a southern mystery into the realm of the truly great whodunits. In fact, the montage of revelations in those last ten pages feels a whole lot like the montage of revelations Chazz Palminteri go [...]

    2. Susan

      If you were paying attention at the top of this page, you might have noticed that gearino's first book - What the Deaf Mute Heard was my favorite book last year. I know it's early but Counting Coup pretty much has it nailed for this year. A newspaper columnist has a special life and this newspaper columnist's life is more special than most. He makes two disastrous decisions. The plot is complicated and intricate and incredibly satisfying. But the telling of it is nothing short of delicious. gear [...]

    3. Lisa

      I LOVE this author. I first read WHAT THE DEAF MUTE HEARD and have recently started reading COUNTING COUP. It is a fast, interesting and exciting read about a journalist who wants to do right by writing. Check it out.

    4. Diana

      Againa wonderful literary inspiration! G D Gearino has a new novel "Wando Stuckey" nearing completion I can't waitI have one novel of his left to read before then"Wrong Guy"

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