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Timothy Findley. All through the house they closed doors and drew shades. His
father chose a new room, one that had once been a den upstairs, and he moved
in there, alone. Aunt Rosetta took over, completely, all the household duties. Iris
took training once a week downtown with the St. John's Ambulance nurses —
and his brother Gilbert stood for even longer periods, now, around doorways, and
at the foot of the stairs, with his glass in his hand, looking odd and fat and useless
Then Hooker saw the Harrises rivet their gaze on Mr. Parker, but Rosetta, her
little hands reaching in either direction, one in greeting and the other in farewell,
touched the Harrises and Mr. Parker away, and stepped in alone toward Gilbert.
Hooker saw her say, "Gilbert!" and he saw Gilbert say, "Aunt Rosetta." Hooker
knew of Gilbert's sense of drama when drunk, but he did not guess at his
brother's present sense of desperation. Some had. Like the Harrises, who had
moved Mr. Parker ...
Just before the accident — like your aunt and your father." "Two or three minutes
before that, yes." "What was he doing?" "Talking." "To whom, Hooker? Whom was
he talking to?" "My aunt. Aunt Rosetta." Instinctively he looked at her. She did not
look back. Her face was almost hidden behind a veil, but he could tell that she did
not look at him from the angle of her head. "Do you know what he was saying?" "
He gave her back her purse. She'd dropped it. I think he said, 'Here is your ...
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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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