Item description for Strangers and Guests by James Brophy...
Streetwise Chicago collides with rural Wisconsin in Strangers and Guests, a novel by James Brophy.
Jack Driscoll, a Chicago policeman, returns to his boyhood home in Wisconsin along with his fiance, Megan, a member of one of Chicago's finest families. Enroute, they pass the farm of Roger Brandau, an old friend of Jack's. Brandau, a giant of a man, is assaulting a dairy inspector who has made an issue of Christine Brandau keeping her birth control pills in the milk house. Jack intervenes in the assault, possibly saving the inspector's life and preserving Roger's freedom.
The intervention brings Jack into conflict with a radical paramilitary organization, culminating in a shootout in the hay mow of the Brandau barn, and forever altering his relationship with Megan.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Publisher Badger Books Inc.
ISBN 1932542302 ISBN13 9781932542301
Reviews - What do customers think about Strangers and Guests?
Great!! Aug 4, 2006
I went to church with James Brophy and recieved my own signed copy. I saw this book in the making. "Big Jim" was a great guy and will be missed forever, but I know I can be reminded of him through his words in his (finally!) published book!
My Dad wrote this book May 3, 2005
My Dad wrote this book. He spent over twenty years writing, re-writing, re-working, changing and re-doing it, mostly on an old Royal manual typewriter. After a decade plus of trying it was finally published two weeks ago. Yeserday, May 1st, 2005 my father, the author died of a heart attack. He was 71 years old. If you have extra time on your hands and want to see what Rural Wisconsin was like in the 1970's through the eyes of someone who loved to string words together for the joy of it please give it a chance. It may seem at times wordy with long, syntactically challenging sentences and obscure references to dairy farming but if you want an alternative to sattelite TV, the internet and supermarket style paperbacks you maight be rewarded.