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The Town Crazy

The Town Crazy

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Compelling, bittersweet novel with memorable characters set in the 1960s in rural Pennsylvania, written by the legendary singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches

The Town Crazy, set in the sleepy town of Hanzloo, Pennsylvania, a suburban Catholic community in 1961, is a novel of passion, absurdity, innocence, and sorrow.

A single father moves into town with his young son, which arouses suspicion from the husbands and the interest of the wives, but at the same time one of the wives seems to be losing her mind, and no one knows what to do.

A contemporary, often humorous take on a bygone era, The Town Crazy also delves into the terror and cruelty of childhood, the dangerous loneliness of failing marriages, sexual repression and desire, and the intersection of art and religion, all culminating in a tragedy for which everyone in the town bears some responsibility.

Reading group guide available to download from publisher's website.

Author: Suzzy Roche
Publisher: Gibson House Press
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 265
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781948721127

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/27/2020
Booklist 08/01/2020 pg. 25
Foreword 08/26/2020

About the Author
Suzzy Roche is a singer/songwriter/performer/author and founding member of the singing group The Roches. She has recorded more than fifteen albums, written music for TV and film, and toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to The Town Crazy, Roche is the author of the novel Wayward Saints and the children's book Want to Be in a Band? Currently she enjoys touring to sing with her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and lives in New York City.

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