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But then she had looked at him again, and unaccountably, unreasonably — he
always thought so afterwards, too — she gave him a sort of washed-out,
stranger's stare, and she said, "My men. My men. All my men. Hopeless failures.
Everyone of them. Useless. Hopeless. Failures." Then she had remained in bed,
where Iris for several days served her her meals and brought her books to read.
But that crisis, or whatever it had been, passed within a short time, and soon
Jessie had come ...
Once he had courted her, calling in a car just as sporty and right as this — the old
McLaughlin — and they had driven to Lake Simcoe, and they had made a kind of
love where there were woods and an old cottage, and Jessie had said . . . Jessie
said . . . Was it possible? He could not remember. Jessie had said, "You . . ." But
the words would not come to him. They were gone. It was over. Like his children,
those past parts of his own life were dead or buried, one way or another, forever.
At last, Jessie got there, dressed still in the blue robe. The sun turned everything
extremely bright. "Did you look?" she asked. "Not yet, dear." "Good. Then I will." "I'
ll get some coffee," said Rosetta, and went back inside. Hooker's parents were
alone, now, in their back yard, waiting among the shrubs and the dust for their
son. Jessie, small and looking like a miniature painting of a queen, came down
onto the dead and dying grass and got a bamboo rod from one of the flower beds
, where ...
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - lkernagh - LibraryThing
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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