Southtown Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bantam, May 2004, 24.00, 272 pp.
ISBN: 0553801848

Will “Ghost” Stirman is the poster boy for a sociopath as he murders seemingly aimlessly. Thugs killed his wife and their infant son. Still he does not need much of a thread to connect an innocent to someone who hurt him or his family.
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Those involved in the murders of Will's family and anyone associated with his incarceration have reason to be afraid for Will bloodily breaks out of Floresville State Prison where he was serving a ninety-nine year sentence. Private investigator Tres Navarre's boss Erainya Manos is guilty of association, having been the spouse of the guy who not only got Will put away, but he also was directly involved in the incident that turned Stirman into a killer. Tres plans to help his mentor survive the deadly Will.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   finding a known killer If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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