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Alberta tapped the table. "I sit here because I'm old," she said. "Old?" said Iris. "
Old! What does that mean?" "Sit down," said Alberta. Iris sat. "Pick up your cards."
"No." "Pick up them cards." Iris picked them up. "Play." "Then there isn't any
answer," said Iris. "There isn't any answer." "Drink the gin." Automatically, Iris did
as she was told. She perused her hand and played, discarding an ace. She
lighted a cigarette. Her hands shook. Alberta looked at the ace. "Are you thinkin'
Rosetta fingered her hair with a languid, almost comic, gesture. She then
recovered her poise and stepped toward the bar. Hooker heard her ordering a
drink, and in a moment he heard forced laughter rising from beyond a screen of
unknown and tuxedoed men. Nicholas, obviously aware that Rosetta was there,
stood still. He did not watch or join her. He lighted a cigarette instead. Hooker
wondered why the waltz continued. He sat down on the stone steps. "If you go on
sitting there on ...
"What do you see?" "You're crying." "Yes." Hooker fumbled, nervously
embarrassed. "Is there anything I can do for you?" he asked. "No." They were
silent again. Nicholas took out a cigarette package and undid the wrappings
clumsily. The cellophane crunkled like machine- gun fire, and he could not
manage to break the revenue stamp without tearing the box itself. After lighting
his cigarette, he began the inevitable fiddling with the match. Hooker's feet were
hot in his running shoes.
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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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