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Sometimes, in the quiet of her room, Iris counted over her dead: Mama, Papa,
Walter, Hettie, three aunts, two uncles, and innumerable cousins. There had also
been five other brothers and sisters who had not reached more than their first
Many afternoons Gilbert did work for Iris to "sort of make himself handy." Tall and
tired, he would stand at the sink, wear an apron, and tell Iris about the world and
its troubles. About his theories and his plans and his cures. And about history.
"Damn you," said Iris. "Aren't you supposed to know anything? Why you sit there?
" Alberta tapped the table. "I sit here because I'm old," she said. "Old?" said Iris. "
Old! What does that mean?" "Sit down," said Alberta. Iris sat. "Pick up your cards.
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Set in the summer months of 1964, the story is about a well-to-do family of breeding residing in a wealthy neighborhood in Ontario. 11-year old Hooker Winslow is surrounded by his family, a family ... Consulter l'avis complet
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I've read this novel twice. It is a remarkable first novel; Findley lived up to this beginning and then some during his lifetime. The main character is both hero and victim even while he victimizes ... Consulter l'avis complet
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