A NoveleBook - 2010
On the Ides of March, our hero, Raleigh Whittier Hayes (forgetful husband, baffled father, prosperous insurance agent, and leading citizen of Thermopylae, North Carolina), learns that his father has discharged himself from the hospital, taken all his money out of the bank and, with a young black female mental patient, vanished in a yellow Cadillac convertible. Left behind is a mysterious list of seven outrageous tasks that Raleigh must perform in order to rescue his father and his inheritance. And so Raleigh and fat Mingo Sheffield (his irrepressibly loyal friend) set off on an uproarious contemporary treasure hunt through a landscape of unforgettable characters, falling into adventures worthy of Tom Jones and Huck Finn. A moving parable of human love and redemption, Handling Sin is Michael Malone's comic masterpiece.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, c2010.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (622 p.)
From Library Staff
Raleigh Hayes finds out that his eccentric father Earley Hayes has checked himself out of the hospital, drained his bank accounts, and left town in a convertible with a young black woman.