Sweater Girl and Other Tales of Mondauk County (2014)

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
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Welcome to Mondauk County

Where the Past is Never Past

Sweater Girl and Other Tales of Mondauk County is a collection of novellas and stories that explores the condition of morbid nostalgia: being so bound to the past that it poisons the present and chokes the future.

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Paperback is signed by the author and includes a special bookmark.

Kindle edition is also available.

Published by Silk Raven Press. 370 pages.

 

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Welcome to Mondauk County

Where the Past is Never Past

“She was a sweater girl,” my father said of my mother on more than one occasion. We didn’t know what he meant for a long time, but my father was the authority on my mother, the final word, at least until he died in the garage during our one and only night spent with Kerry Mackenzie.

Sweater Girl and Other Tales of Mondauk County is a collection of novellas and stories that explores the condition of morbid nostalgia: being so bound to the past that it poisons the present and chokes the future.

In the novella “Sweater Girl,” a man combs through the ashes of a teenage party that took place forty years ago, looking for clues to what had transpired, including arson, an amputation, and the death of his father, while obsessing on the party’s catalyst, an enthralling young sweater girl.

Plus…a retired romance novelist faces her fears of intimacy in a most radical fashion…a cult member becomes consumed with an underage girl…a loner signs up for a spelling bee to impress a popular girl on the eve of an assault on the school…as a weary detective hunts the Red Ribbon Killer, a grandmother confronts the secret in her shed…an ex-boxer squares off against a mob capo when his wife disappears…a man finds a radio broadcasting from his past in the abandoned Divine Lorraine Hotel…and after his hand gets stuck to a girl’s hair with paste, a giant of a boy is hunted by a vengeful mob.

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  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    (Michael-Patrick) is a fantastic author. His writting is riveting, well balanced, creative and chock full of personally challenging and thought provoking issues. If you had one author to engage with this season, waste no time and run (don’t walk) to get your own copy of Michael-Patrick Harrington’s latest story on love, eternity and everything in between. I promise you, you won’t regret your investment. Quality can’t always be guaranteed, however in this case, a good read is a sure thing with this author.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    I met you at an Ambler street fair (I forget which one) when you had a booth and I bought Sweater Girl. I enjoyed the title story – very unusual, and definitely kept me turning the pages.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    I just finished reading the story “13th Annual Spring House Spelling Bee” this morning, from author Michael-Patrick Harrington’s collection “Sweater Girl and Other Tales of Mondauk County”. With the recent shooting tragedy out in Oregon, it feels so on the nose and eerie, knowing that Michael wrote this book some time ago, but man…
    great writing, Michael.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    You are a wonderful writer!