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He reached for his breast-pocket handkerchief and nervously wiped away a little
saliva from his lips and moustache. He thumbed the handkerchief back into place
. Nicholas gazed around the hallway and admitted with a look that the door at the
top of the stairs was still there. Rosetta looked at her own fingernails and waited.
Nicholas coughed. He coughed again, a small, irritating smoker's cough. Rosetta
waited while it passed. At last he moved. "What did you do with your day?
"I could stand a beer," said Gil to Iris. "And then just sit here for a while." Iris rose,
snorted, and coughed her way all the way to the refrigerator. She came back,
beer in hand, wiping her mouth with her wrist. "Here," she said and sat down
again. "Aren't you supposed to go out tonight?" "Yes," said Gilbert. "Later. Not for
another hour, at least." They listened to Hooker knocking croquet balls around. "
Well, then," said Iris, "since you're gonna sit for a 58.
... and people ran off in all directions, and somebody yelled, 'He's been shot! he's
been shot! Oswald has been shot!' and in the library, Nicholas and Gilbert began
to have an argument, and Rosetta turned the set off and told Hooker to get Iris to
make some fresh coffee. Now Hooker opened his eyes. He looked at the screen.
Some woman was smiling and holding a roll of toilet paper at him. He blinked his
eyes and coughed and looked at her. He thought, "Mr. Oswald has been shot.
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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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