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The night inspector: a novel

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An immensely powerful story, The Night Inspector follows the extraordinary life of William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, as he returns from the battlefields to New York City, bent on reversing his fortunes. It is there he meets Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities and despair of the conflict he has left behind. He also befriends a deputy inspector of customs named Herman Melville who, largely forgotten as a writer, is condemned to live in the wake of his vanished literary success and in the turmoil of his fractured family.

Delving into the depths of this country's heart and soul, Frederick Busch's stunning novel is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war—and of one man's attempt to recapture a taste for life through the surging currents of his own emotions, ambitions, and shattered conscience.
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Grouped Work ID048103ef-5b86-850f-dbf2-34993262907d
Grouping Titlenight inspector
Grouping Authorfrederick busch
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-09-25 03:19:17AM
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An immensely powerful story, The Night Inspector follows the extraordinary life of William Bartholomew, a maimed veteran of the Civil War, as he returns from the battlefields to New York City, bent on reversing his fortunes. It is there he meets Jessie, a Creole prostitute who engages him in a venture that has its origins in the complexities and despair of the conflict he has left behind. He also befriends a deputy inspector of customs named Herman Melville who, largely forgotten as a writer, is condemned to live in the wake of his vanished literary success and in the turmoil of his fractured family.

Delving into the depths of this country's heart and soul, Frederick Busch's stunning novel is a gripping portrait of a nation trying to heal from the ravages of war—and of one man's attempt to recapture a taste for life through the surging currents of his own emotions, ambitions, and shattered conscience.
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1999
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Harmony Books
Random House Publishing Group
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Creoles -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Crimes against humanity -- United States -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Journalists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891 -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Political corruption -- New York (Stste) -- Fiction
Slavery -- Florida -- Fiction
Stockbrokers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans -- Fiction
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Crimes against humanity
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Historical Fiction
History
Journalists
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Melville, Herman
Political corruption
Slavery
Social life and customs
Stockbrokers
Veterans

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