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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Tells the story of Sherman Abbot, a twelve-year-old psychopath who becomes murderously obsessed with stalking the lonely woman who stole his six-year-old sister.

Gary Devon (1941–2007) grew up on the banks of the Ohio River in Indiana, a part of the country to which he later returned with his wife and sons. After graduating from the University of Evansville, he won a writing contest sponsored by the New Yorker and was awarded a fellowship to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he studied with Kurt Vonnegut and José Donoso. His first novel, Lost, was nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award. He wrote two other novels, Bad Desire and Wedding Night.

When Sherman Abbott fires a bullet into his brain in front of his younger sister, Mamie, his mother’s diligent care and faith in his recovery helps him heal into some semblance of his former self.

Lost by Gary Devon is a thriller. There was nothing I disliked about this book. 4 Lost by Gary Devon is a thriller. When Shermin Abbott fires a bullet into his brain in front of his younger sister, Marnie his mother's diligent care and faith in his recovery helps him heal into some semblance of his former self.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 20. PART ONE. 1. The bullet entered his head slightly above and behind his left ear, and the air pocketed with the report. The shot jarred him off balance and his tense face hurtled sideways, blurred like a swiftly unwinding bobbin of thread. His name was Sherman Abbott; he was twelve years old.

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Devon, Gary; Sherman said, leading the Chinaman toward the red coupe. From the shadows under the hood, the mechanic squinted at him through the snow. Just about finished, he said.

Devon, Gary; Sherman said, leading the Chinaman toward the red coupe. With a shrewd and nimble watchfulness, Sherman again scanned the layout of intersections and stores. And no sign of Mamie. He had been driving all night. I thought I heard it squeakin’, he said. I see you got your groceries, the man remarked, collecting his tools and drop cloth and slamming the hood. How much do I owe ya?.

Tells the story of Sherman Abbot, a twelve-year-old psychopath who becomes murderously obsessed with stalking the lonely woman who "stole" his six-year-old sister.

The author has done a good job with his first novel, a thriller that begins as 6-year-old Mamie sees her adored 11-year-old brother, Sherman, fire a bullet into his brain. Amazingly, Sherman survives, but Mamie's relief turns to puzzlement at the peculiar glint in his eyes. He sets fire to their home, leaving Mamie orphaned and in the hospital, but his plans to "rescue" his sister and keep her all to himself are thwarted when a compassionate woman attempts unsuccessfully to adopt Mamie and finally kidnaps her from the hospital seconds before Sherman himself comes to take her away. Thus begins a murderous cross-country pursuit in which Sherman and his vicious mongrel, the Chinaman, terrorize the bewildered woman and three children who eventually accompany her. Although several points are never satisfactorily explained, Lost is nevertheless a suspenseful, frightening tale.A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington, D.C.

Comments: (7)

Levion
This book kept my interest until the very end. The story has no black and white characters, which I enjoyed. There were unstable characters who set in motion unstoppable chains of events that were unpredictable until the end of the book. It has tragedy, heartbreak and questionable motivations throughout.
Brannylv
An attempted suicide. A fire. Murders. A kidnapping. A pursuit. All these elements make up what is probably the best book I have read in many years. The story is told from two primary points of view - that of the kidnapper and that of the pursuer. The writing style of the author is very concise. He doesn't waste any words to provide the reader with a highly entertaining novel. The reader should be sure to have tissues at hand because there are several scenes that are quite emotional, including one that rivals scenes in OLD YELLER and WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS. It is tragic that the life of the author was cut short at an early age. I am sure that he had many more books in him as effective as this one.
Opimath
Very good. Kept my interest. Too bad the author hadn't written several more. Devon was a good writer. I recommend this book.
Enalonasa
This book haunted me, there were times I had to set it down just to wrap my head around what I had just read. The ending left me wanting to know, what happened after and where did they go? An emotional rollercoaster.
Nahelm
A really good story. I hope there will be a sequel so I can learn what happens to these people i came to care about.
Isha
An exciting read. I enjoyed this book. Would like to know what happened afterwards. There should be a part two.
inform
This is one of the best books I've ever read. I rarely give 5 stars, but this book was so wonderfully written, so powerful, so "american" it has haunted me for years and I can't wait to reread it.
I read Lost when it first came out. I reread it again and again over the years and enjoy it just as much each time. The story is fantastic, and you find yourself holding your breath so much. The charecters are so real, even The Chinamen, the dog Sherman the crazy older brother hooks up with. I cried over him, the writing is so vivid. His descriptions of the surrounding enviornment is also very vivid. You can see everyting, within the charecters and around them. Don't want to give anything away. The other reviews here say much more. It's a fantastic book.
Lost download epub
Contemporary
Author: Gary Devon
ISBN: 0593011864
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group, Div of Random House, Inc (November 13, 1986)
Pages: 368 pages