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Significant pause. "All of them there. Yes?" "Some of her friends are men
downtown. Do you see?" "Oh, God! Your friends—" "In my club ... on the street . . .
" Sounds of drinking. In Hooker's arms, Little Bones began to stir. "Well . . ." "One
of these men — thank God I don't know him — but he has—" "Yes?" "A daughter."
There was absolute silence. "What's his name?" "Parker. His girl's name is Janice
." "No!" "Yes." "No. Not Janice Parker!" "Yes." "And our Gilbert?" "Right." "Oh, my
"Well?" "She'd gone — last week." "Thank God for that." "Yes. She's gone. And
nothing outright has been said, yet. At least, nothing but that damn man at the
party." There was more drinking, and Hook could hear them both settling further
into their chairs. Little Bones began to shake all over and to heave. Hooker put
his hand on her back, near her tail. She went on heaving, silently. "What are we
going to do?" "Nothing." "But Janice Parker is only eighteen." "She's seventeen." "
About their mother. About Janice Parker. What Mrs. Gay- lor had said. He saw
Gil's shoes and his gray, neat trousers, pressed, and he saw his hands, without
hair, and he saw the funny but aristocratic nose and the open, wordless mouth.
He saw the chinless vastness of his brother's neck and his blue, blue, washed-
out eyes and the bottle and the receding hairline. He heard a few, quick, softened
words from the past — words Gil had said: "Good night — you can call me if you
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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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