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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 5th, 2016
Title: World Gone By
Joa Coughlin is back in this 3rd book. But have time changed?
From 1919 the world has raced forward til now, 1943, and has Joe's life changed? The gangs, the drugs the booze and now another war brings even more hard decisions for Joe to make: who is loyal or not, who stay, who goes. And that love in his life who he wants to protect, his son Tomas, is in the middle.
Lehaneis so good in brionging his characters out with that rough dialogue but their thoughts are so dense and hard. The gangs, the people, the families; the moral/immoral, the legal/illegal decisions. Then the same old issues: race, social levels, business, war- Joe deals with these issues.
If you've read (please do!) Given Day and Live by Night you may become attahced to Joe. You've seen him struggle at home and as an adult and wonder if there'll be some salvation for him.
This 3rd book is full of emotion and Lehane weaves all the issues and all the characters into the ending- and is that the end??
It's a sad, happy, funny, and real life. Lehane always handles his characters with the greatest of care. I just wonder if somehow... Joe might be back...