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Hook was sitting on the stairs, holding Little Bones. The front door opened.
Nicholas came in. Hooker watched him, unseen. Little Bones had been ill all
morning with a vomiting disease, and she was cradled asleep in his lap, one paw
draped over his arm, and he did not want to disturb her. So he remained silent. "
Rose!" said Nicholas. Silence. "Rose!" Far away down the back hall, Rosetta's
office door opened, and she emerged, from what had obviously been a very deep
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
Little Bones struggled out and onto the step by herself, sitting there, independent
but woozy. She shivered. "What have we done? What have we done?" "She's
going to Jamaica." "Are you certain, Nick. Have you checked?" "Yes. I telephoned
this morning. I telephoned the Parkers." "But what did you say?" "I asked to speak
with her." "Nicholas!" "It was all right. I didn't say who I was." "Well?" "She'd gone
— last week." "Thank God for that." "Yes. She's gone. And nothing outright has ...
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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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