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On a Monday evening in December of 1980, Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon outside his apartment building in New York City. The Consequence of Gesture brings the reader along a three-day countdown to mayhem. This book inserts Chapman into the weekend plans of a group of friends sympathetic with his obsession to shatter a cultural icon and determined to perform their own iconoclastic gestures. John Lennon’s life is not the only one that hangs in the balance. No one will emerge the same.

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“As in his previous, Burlington-set novel, Travers' Inferno, Smith uses his command of language to paint a whole era and social canvas with brilliant, assured brush-strokes.”

— Margot Harrison, Seven Days

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About the Author:

 

L.E. Smith lives in Vermont, writes books and teaches English, has tried to make it as a tennis pro and as a recording artist for Columbia Records, has trained guard dogs, worked as a security guard for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NewYork City, delivered mail on the back roads of Vermont, worked as head chef in a restaurant, and for one day sold Fuller Brushes door-to-door in Los Angeles.

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