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... Gilbert talks about is things that was the way they used to be. Always what's old
. Always tryin' to make over the past. An' the old man! We hardly even speak.
Alberta, don't you speak to Mr. Harris? Sure you do. But not me an' Mr. Winslow. I
get called round the table — do this, do that — but I never gets to speak to him.
An' he pays me my wages! At least, it's his money. It's Rosetta pays me." She
paused, closing her eyes, tight. "And I'm always there, with the preparation in my
The woman said, "Okay," and put out her hand. Hooker, having expected her to
notice the error, was confused by her bland acceptance of it and immediately
paid the money without question. Except in his eyes. On his way out, one final
thing happened. He had paused, balancing the napkins, to put the change in his
pocket. He was beside the magazine rack. There was a man there who held a
magazine. Hooker stood quite still and silent, and looked up at the man, prepared
Yes. I'm sorry." "Will they be sorry? Father. Rosetta. Those ones?" "We'll never
know about that." "Why?" "Because she will get old, and we will forget. It won't be
important anymore." Hooker put his hands in his pockets. "I don't want to get old,"
he said. Gilbert had to smile. "Tough," he said. But it did not seem mean for him to
say so. Hooker looked at him. "Couldn't we go out?" said Hooker. "Where?" "Into
the outside. I want to talk to you." Gilbert paused. "I guess we could," he said.
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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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