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“Chute’s novel pulses with kinetic energy. It seizes the reader on its opening page with a rhythm, a language, a knock-about country humor unmistakably its own.” Newsweek
The Beans of Egypt, Maine
978-0-8021-4359-4 • $16.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2008
The Beans of Egypt, Maine introduced the world to the notorious, unforgettable Bean clan of small town Egypt, Mainefrom wild man Reuben, an alcoholic who can’t seem to keep himself out of jail; to his aunt, the perpetually pregnant Roberta; and his cousin Beal, a man gentle by temperament but violent in defeat who marries his pious neighbor, Earlene Pomerleau before poverty kills him. Through her story of the Beans’s struggle with their inner demons to survive against hardship and societal ignorance, Chute emerged as a writer of immense humanity and unparalleled insight into a world most of us knew little ofif we’d recognized it at all.