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Passing down the brick sidewalks, the men in the photographs wore ties to work
all summer long and came home past the old lawns that still, in the present,
smelled of petunia plants, mock orange blossoms, and rubber hoses that
sprinkled the grass with water long forgotten. Hooker could see that the men
called out to each other — names unknown, greetings now meaningless and
dead — and he could see that there was a different code of ethics and behavior,
different to the one he ...
"The mock orange, dear. For our wedding. It was planted for our wedding. By
your father. Or was it by Rosetta? Your father died, didn't he? Yes. And all those
lovely lilies-of-the-valley . . ." Nicholas and Jessica both stared at the ground.
Rosetta returned with their coffee on a tray. "Here," she said, handing it around. "
What's that?" said Jessica. "Coffee, dear." "No. No. That noise." 277.
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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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