On the Ides of March, our hero, Raleigh Whittier Hayes (forgetful husband, baffled father, prosperous insurance agent, and leading citizen of Thermopylae, North Carolina), learns that his father has discharged himself from the hospital, taken all his money out of the bank and, with a young black female mental patient, vanished in a yellow Cadillac convertible. Left behind is a mysterious list of seven outrageous tasks that Raleigh must perform in order to rescue his father and his inheritance. And so Raleigh and fat Mingo Sheffield (his irrepressibly loyal friend) set off on an uproarious contemporary treasure hunt through a landscape of unforgettable characters, falling into adventures worthy of Tom Jones and Huck Finn. A moving parable of human love and redemption, Handling Sin is Michael Malone's comic masterpiece.aAnd didna#39;t even ask when they gave their aunt your wifea#39;s foxes that used to belong to your own mother!a aAnswer me, Mingo! ... like some people I know!a Leaning on his truck, the young bearded mechanic pulled an apple out of his denim jacket. Decals were sewn all over it; one said, aU.S.A. ... When wild dogs couldna#39;t make me trade Vera for all the gold in China and you know that!a aI didna#39;t tell Jimmyanbsp;...
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