The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Late one night in August 1934, following a yearlong spree of bank robberies across the Midwest, the Firefly Brothers are forced into a police shootout and die . . . for the first time.
 
In award-winning author Thomas Mullen’s evocative new novel, the highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed debut, The Last Town on Earth, we follow the Depression-era adventures of Jason and Whit Fireson—bank robbers known as the Firefly Brothers by the press, the authorities, and an adoring public that worships their acts as heroic counterpunches thrown at a broken system.

Now it appears they have at last met their end in a hail of bullets. Jason and Whit’s lovers—Darcy, a wealthy socialite, and Veronica, a hardened survivor—struggle between grief and an unyielding belief that the Firesons have survived. While they and the Firesons’ stunned mother and straight-arrow third son wade through conflicting police reports and press accounts, wild rumors spread that the bandits are still at large. Through it all, the Firefly Brothers remain as charismatic, unflappable, and as mythical as the American Dream itself, racing to find the women they love and make sense of a world in which all has come unmoored.
 
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.

Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to The Last Town on Earth traces the 1934 crime spree of celebrity bank robbers Jason and Whit Fireson, who dramatically escape from an Indiana barn during a police showdown and routinely stage their deaths while secretly hobnobbing with gangsters and heiresses.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the 1934 crime spree of celebrity bank robbers Jason and Whit Fireson, who dramatically escape from an Indiana barn during a police showdown and routinely stage their deaths while secretly hobnobbing with gangsters and heiresses.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400067534
1400067537
Characteristics: 397 p. ; 25 cm

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May 06, 2011

A beautiful portrait of Depression Era America and the backdrop it created for some of the most enduring images of Robin Hood-esque criminals. The Fireson brothers are trying to find a balance between family, duty, comfort, fame, and the lies we tell ourselves and each other in order to survive.

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