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Please join locally-based Carolina Wren Press as we roll out this exciting new novel at a classic Durham bowling alley: Midnight Bowling by Quinn Dalton. Tess Wycheski is a standout bowler, just like her father before her. And just like her father, she is haunted and driven by the famous, career-ending humiliation he suffered at his first pro match. Tess must decide whether to follow her father’s legacy, bowling as form of art form, or to take the hard-nosed streetwise instruction of Leo Florida, a hustler bowling coach who may have figured in her father’s youthful failure. Now that Leo’s back in town and offering to help Tess, can she trust him? And what about her attraction to Leo’s nephew, Donny? Can she trust that? As she grows in prowess and determination, will she be willing to trust herself, even if that means leaving everyone she knows and loves in order to follow her dreams? Set against the backdrop of the Galaxy Bowling Lanes in Sandusky, Ohio, in the 1970s and ’80s—a time when working-class America, and its favorite sport, was rolling into decline—Midnight Bowling is a story of guts, gutter balls, and the imperfect power of love.

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