The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour

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After forty-six years in upscale Manhattan, after two roaring decades as an investment banker and after nineteen years of marriage, Bill Schoenberg lost it all and ran for the hills. He made a mistake, regrettable and unspeakable; and having fled to his neglected country house in rural New York State to gather his wits, he found a chance to reacquire his self-respect as well - and possibly even redemption.

To a man for whom flames existed solely in the kitchens of four-star restaurants, and who had volunteered for nothing in his life, the Harristown Volunteer Fire Company represented an unlikely pursuit - until a fire in his house convinced him otherwise. As Bill struggled to trade his French cuff shirts for flannel, to learn to dress in the back of a moving fire truck and to knock down forest fires, he was also forced to navigate the darker recesses of his mind and dying marriage. His wife may have been having an affair with one of his colorful country neighbors; an angry intruder seemed to be preying on his property; and his own unmentionable secret came closer to the surface the longer he stayed in Harristown.

Intelligent and entertaining, funny and frightening, THE GOLDEN HOUR is a unique novel of manhood, neighborhood, and saving the day.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 275 pages
  • 127 x 200.7 x 22.9mm | 204.12g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060760877
  • 9780060760878

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"A charming, seductive fish-out-of-water tale . . . moving and funny."--Booklist
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16 ratings
2.87 out of 5 stars
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4 12% (2)
3 31% (5)
2 38% (6)
1 6% (1)
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