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The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

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Published by HarperCollins in Glasgow .
Written in English


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It is August of 1934, in the midst of the Great Depression but in the waning months of the great Crime Wave, during which the newly-created FBI killed such famous outlaws as John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. Across the nation, men are out of work and families are starving, and Americans are stunned and frightened by the collapse of their country"s foundations. The Firesons" lovers Darcy and Veronica struggle between grief and an unyielding belief that Jason and Whit have survived, while their stunned mother and straight-arrow third brother desperately try to support their family and evade police spies. And through it all the Firefly Brothers themselves race to find the women they love, and make sense of a world that has come unmoored. Complete with kidnappings and gangsters, heiresses and speakeasies, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers combines the stark realism of a troubled time with all the myth-making magic of the American Dream itself. It is an imaginative and breathless story about being hopelessly outgunned – and tells a tale of danger, redemption, and love that transcends death.

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FormatE-book
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Open LibraryOL24284699M
ISBN 109780007368365

BONUS: This edition contains a The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers discussion guide. In award-winning author Thomas Mullen's evocative and spirited novel, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken system. Complete with kidnappings and gangsters, heiresses and speakeasies, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is an imaginative and spirited saga about what happens when you are hopelessly outgunned-and a masterly tale of hardship, redemption, and love that transcends death.

  The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is a clever and enjoyable read but is slightly bogged down by too much back story and a few unnecessary characters. The FBI Officer Carey Delaney serves to present the point of view of the law, but doesn’t add much to the action.   The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers A Novel (Book): Mullen, Thomas: Set during the heyday of J. Edgar Hoover's war on crime in the s, violent bank robbers Jason and Whit Fireson (aka the Firefly Brothers) wake up in an Indiana morgue, having miraculously survived bullet wounds that led the authorities to triumphantly announce their deaths.

3 quotes from The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers: ‘His voice, the very sound of rolling eyes.’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen 1, ratings, average rating, reviews Open PreviewAuthor: Thomas Mullen. Colfax Avenue: Award-winning author Thomas Mullen will read from and sign his evocative new novel The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers ($ Random House), the highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed debut, The Last Town on Earth. The novel follows the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by the press, the authorities, and.


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The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is set in the great depression and follows the immortal escapades of the Fireson brothers, Whit and Jason.

The tone of Firefly Brothers is fairly light, almost comical, and while the action is often gruesome and many of the events are heavy the overall feeling of the novel is kinda fluffy/5.

Amazon Best Books of the Month, January Set against the bleak backdrop of Depression-era America, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is the story of Jason and Whit Fireson, a fictional pair of bank-robbing siblings, and their flirtation with immortality.

Famous for daring heists and impossible escapes, the brothers are regarded as either scourges or saviors by followers across the /5(31). I found the many deaths of the firefly book to be OK.

it doesn't flow very well. the authors debut novel is a much easier read. there are too many parts in firefly that skip and your left wondering what happened. the book is broken down in the the 3 deaths of the firefly brothers/5(35). Thomas Mullen is the author of The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, and The Many Deaths of the Firefly books have been named Best of the Year by such publications as the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The 3/5.

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers by Thomas Mullen Jason and Whit Fireson, the bank-robbing duo known as the Firefly Brothers, wake to find themselves lying in a police morgue. Riddled with bullets, the reality is inescapable: they've been killed. But they're alive. 'The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers' is a story of danger, redemption and of the love that transcends Edition:   The Paperback of the The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers: A Novel by Thomas Mullen at Barnes & Noble.

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"The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is a rollicking and smart novel—mythic, mysterious and utterly compelling. Thomas Mullen shows us ourselves in his speculative historical fiction, and for readers who love great stories told beautifully, his books can’t come fast enough."—Jess Walter, author of The Financial Lives of the Poets "The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is an.

About The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. In award-winning author Thomas Mullen’s evocative and spirited novel, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. Get this from a library. The many deaths of the Firefly Brothers. [Thomas Mullen] -- Jasan and Whit Fireson, the notorious, bank-robbing duo known as the Firefly brothers, wake to find themselves lying on cooling boards in a police morgue.

Riddled with bullet wounds, the reality is. BONUS: This edition contains a The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers discussion guide. In award-winning author Thomas Mullen’s evocative and spirited novel, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken system.4/5(3).

“The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers," is a rip-roaring yarn that manages to be both phantasmagorical and historically accurate.

In its labyrinthine, luminous narrative, reminiscent of Michael Chabon's best fiction, readers will find powerful parallels to the present-day a stunning work of fiction that is intense, deeply satisfying and always uniquely American.”/5(18).

Complete with kidnappings and gangsters, heiresses and speakeasies, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is an imaginative and spirited saga about what happens when you are hopelessly outgunnedand a masterly tale of hardship, redemption, and love that transcends death.

When writing The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, I had not been trying to tell the future or draw parallels between a distant time and our own—and I think the book works even for readers unconcerned with such analogies. But it also proves that no matter how hard a writer might try to tell own his story and control his characters, there.

Buy a cheap copy of The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers book by Thomas Mullen. Amazon Best Books of the Month, January Set against the bleak backdrop of Depression-era America, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers is the story of Free shipping over $/5(5).

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. Written by Thomas Mullen Review by Viviane Crystal. The s changed the lives of millions of Americans. Dreams and hope disappeared for the majority of the laid-off, financially ruined and starving victims of the Depression.

BONUS: This edition contains a The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers discussion guide. In award-winning author Thomas Mullen’s evocative and spirited novel, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken system%().

Outside of that core family piece, [The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers] is a wonderful escapism read where even the criminals are not “cut and dry” characters. As one reviewer has mentioned, “the story wonderfully illuminates why ’s America spawned so many dark heroes”/5(32).

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers: A Novel - Ebook written by Thomas Mullen. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers: /5(17).

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers opens up a window on the lives of the unlikeliest of heros. Easily moving backward and forward through time from the perspectives of both themselves, Jason's girlfriend, and their decidedly less infamous brother, Mullen makes the "mythical" Firesons into the real people they are, for better and for worse/5(16).BONUS: This edition contains a The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers discussion guide.

In award-winning author Thomas Mullen’s evocative and spirited novel, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken : Random House Publishing Group.Two brothers keep robbing banks after they’re dead in this turgid Depression-era novel from Mullen (The Last Town on Earth, ).Jason Fireson and his younger brother Whit (aka the Firefly Brothers) come back to life in the police morgue in Points North, Ind.