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A comic turned novelist debuts a dark tale.
If you’re familiar with Teri Coyne’s former life as a stand-up comedian, get ready for something very, very different. With her debut novel, Coyne takes on a much darker voice than her fans are used to. In a story about a wayward soul running from her past, Coyne weaves a compelling and twisting plot in which a woman is forced to return to her rural home, only to discover that her mother has died. Shifting between the past and present, Coyne presents a sophisticated tale of how family members cope with abuse. Writes Publishers Weekly: “Coyne’s prose effortlessly carries the reader through a thorny history into possible redemption.”