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The Broken Key

Paul Kilgore

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  • Paperback: 265 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.00" x 8.00"
  • ISBN: 978-1-6350555-9-7
  • Publication Date: 2017-08-22
  • MCP Books

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The Broken Key

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What does it mean to start over at age twenty-seven, to move beyond failure and disappointment and begin life again? In returning to his hometown, a historic city perched on the snow-covered shores of Lake Superior, Tom Johnson never suspects that he is being led to a young woman on the cusp of an irrevocable change. Funny and smart, evocative and heart-breaking, The Broken Key asks the questions posed by all memorable stories. What do we expect from life? What do we expect from ourselves? And where does one life end and another begin?

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Praise for Paul Kilgore’s short story collection Losing Camille:

“Brilliant . . . some of the best recent fiction by a Minnesota writer.” – Minneapolis StarTribune.

“Intimate stories handled with enormous sensitivity and empathy.” – New York Journal of Books.

Paul Kilgore

Paul Kilgore is the author of the short story collection Losing Camille, which was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award.  His work has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and he is a past winner of Minnesota Monthly’s Tamarack Award for Short Fiction.  The Broken Key is his debut novel.