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The flicker of old dreams: a novel
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
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303 pages ; 24 cm
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The dead come to me vulnerable, sharing their stories and secrets. . . .

Mary Crampton has spent all of her thirty years in Petroleum, a small western town once supported by its grain industry. Living at home, she works as the embalmer in her father’s mortuary: an unlikely job that has long marked her as an outsider. Yet, to Mary, there is a satisfying art to positioning and styling each body to capture the essence of a subject’s life.

Though some townsfolk pretend that the community is thriving, the truth is that Petroleum is crumbling away—a process that began twenty years ago when an accident in the grain elevator killed a beloved high school athlete. The granary closed for good, the train no longer stopped in town, and Robert Golden, the victim’s younger brother, was widely blamed for the tragedy and shipped off to live elsewhere. Now, out of the blue, Robert has returned to care for his terminally ill mother. After Mary—reserved, introspective, and deeply lonely—strikes up an unlikely friendship with him, shocking the locals, she finally begins to consider what might happen if she dared to leave Petroleum.

Set in America’s Great Plains, The Flicker of Old Dreams explores themes of resilience, redemption, and loyalty in prose as lyrical as it is powerful.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Henderson, S. (2018). The flicker of old dreams: a novel. First edition. New York, NY, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Henderson, Susan. 2018. The Flicker of Old Dreams: A Novel. New York, NY, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Henderson, Susan, The Flicker of Old Dreams: A Novel. New York, NY, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Henderson, Susan. The Flicker of Old Dreams: A Novel. First edition. New York, NY, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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