Prudence Couldn't Swim (Switchblade)

By: Kilgore, James

Price: $14.95

Quantity: 2 available

Book Condition: New


White ex-convict Cal Winter returns to his home in Oakland, California, one day to find his gorgeous, young, black wife, Prudence, drowned in the swimming pool. Prudence couldn?t swim, and Cal concludes she didn?t go in the water willingly. Though theirs was a marriage of convenience, he takes the murder personally. Along with his prison homie Red Eye, Cal sets out to find out who did Prudence in. His convoluted and often darkly humorous journey takes him deep into the world of the sexual urges of the rich and powerful, and gradually reveals the many layers of his wife's complex identity. While doing so, Cal and Red Eye must confront their own racially charged pasts if the killer is to be caught. Author James Kilgore has woven together strands of his own quixotic and complicated life?twenty-seven years as a political fugitive, two decades as a teacher in Africa, and six years in prison?into a heady tale of mystery and consequences.


More Description


Set in Oakland, California, white ex-convict Cal Winter returns home one day to find his gorgeous, young, black wife, Prudence, drowned in the swimming pool. Prudence couldn't swim, and Cal concludes she didn't go in the water willingly. Though theirs was a marriage of convenience, he takes the murder personally. Along with his former prison inmate, Red Eye, Cal sets out to find out who did Prudence in. His convoluted and often darkly humorous journey takes him deep into the world of the sexual urges of the rich and powerful and gradually reveals the many layers of his wife's complex identity. While doing so, Cal and Red Eye must confront their own racially charged pasts that still haunt them if the killer is to be caught.

Title: Prudence Couldn't Swim (Switchblade)

Author Name: Kilgore, James

Categories: Fiction & Literature,

Publisher: Pm Press: 2012-06-07

ISBN Number: 1604864958

ISBN Number 13: 9781604864953

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU1009785