The Orphans of Race Point

The Orphans of Race Point

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Gus Silva is just nine years old when his mother is killed by Gus' abusive father, marking the boy forever and leaving him desolate with grief and inexpressible guilt. Only the assistance of classmate Hallie Costa pulls Gus from depression. Years later, after star football player Gus has become known as “Voodoo” for his winning charm, he and Hallie finally yield to what seems a lifelong love, until an incident at a beach party after the senior prom leaves Hallie seriously injured and causes Gus to join the priesthood. But even Father Gus can't shake a reputation for violence, leading to his wrongful conviction for murdering a woman who accused him of assault when she ended their alleged affair.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Perennial,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062281302
Characteristics: 524 pages ; 21 cm


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May 04, 2015

The Orphans of Race Point was an engrossing story with many relatable characters, which allowed me to overcome the fact that some of what happens in the book is rather unrealistic. The middle section, in particular, dragged a bit, but then picked up again in the final third of the book. In the end, the quality of the story kept me reading and overcame the flaws.

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