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Format:
Book


Author(s):
Gardner, John


Keyword(s):
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction. Mentally ill -- Fiction. Farm life -- Fiction. Vermont -- Fiction. Brothers and sisters Fiction Domestic fiction Farm life Fiction Mentally ill Fiction Psychological fiction Vermont Fiction


Year:
1976


Pages:
433 p.


Publisher:
Knopf : Distributed by Random House


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
2331676


Label:
Box 127


Notes:
ill. ; 22 cm. Also issued online. John Gardner ; illustrated by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: PZ4.G23117; PS3557.A712; Dewey: 813/.5/4


ISBN:
ISBN: 0394499123; 9780394499123 LCCN: 76-13718


Work type:
Fiction (fic)


Edition:
1st


Abstract:
James Page is a crusty old Vermonter who blasts his TV with a shotgun and locks his 80-year old sister, Sally, in her bedroom. While imprisoned there, she finds and reads a cheap paperback thriller about marijuana smugglers in Mexico (actually written by Gardner and his first wife, Joan). The two stories are then woven together with considerable leaps of time and missing pages in the thriller. At times, Gardner wanders around in philosophy la-la land, while at other times he can write the most surreal and beautiful poetic prose about nature, and at still other times he can portray the emotional torture endured by James and eventual redemption of his humane spirit.


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