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In the kitchen, she gave Hooker a bottle of Pepsi-Cola, and they went on into the
dining room. They sat around the table, on which there had been placed a bottle
of gin and two glasses. "Oh, Lord! My people," said Alberta, easing herself from
buttock to buttock, "is gone, like you know, to the lake. That lake there — Muskoka
or what have you." "Yes?" "Yes." Hooker squinted and listened. "And they left me
here in the town, 'cause I gotta take care of the dog. Can you imagine it?" "Ho!
Gilbert touched the bottle gently. He swung it in at his crotch and looked at its tip.
He stuck his finger in and lifted the bottle up off the ground. "YouH break it," said
Hooker, "and cut off your finger." Gilbert let the bottle down. "Hooker," he said, "
tell me. What is crazy?" Hooker paused. "Nutty, I guess. Like funny. Not doing
things right. I don't know. All I know is — crazy." He looked at Gil sharply. "Just
crazy," he repeated. And Gilbert sighed and looked away. "What is it you want?"
"Yes, sir." Iris was still wearing her black hat with the little plume. She walked out
of the room and slowly mounted the stairs. Nicholas regarded the bottles,
selected one, and poured himself a glass of sherry. Rosetta watched him
carefully. "I shall have whiskey," she said. "I thought you were having tea," said
Nicholas. Rosetta did not reply. Nicholas walked toward one of the long windows,
to look into the garden. "It's cold in here," he said. "And that damned chamber
was appallingly hot.
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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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