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And what're you going to do?" "Oh ... go in the field. I got the graves to take care
of." "Hah! You and them birds." "Well . . . someone has to do it." She smiled. "I
suppose so." It was pleasant in the kitchen. Even cool. Iris regarded her long, thin
, yellowy arms. She smiled, and breathed silently, glad to be alive. She was
nearing fifty now, which made her proud. She had never expected to 16.
When Gilbert had seen that it was blue, he had smiled. Now, again, he smiled as
he took it up. A kid's bike and blue — like the one he'd never had. He wheeled it
out through the board gate and into the alley. He bent down to tuck his trousers
into his socks, and as he did so, he could see that Iris was moving off on foot in
the opposite direction. Every once in a while she yelled out, "Hook! Hooker! Hook
— Hooker!" and peered up over a fence. He smiled at her thin, strange back, her
... gaze found a small silver frame, the twin of the one that Hooker had seen in the
Harrises' living room, surrounding her old ability to smile. "Family," she said to
John Harris. "It's come to be the worst word I know, now." John Harris smiled.
Jessica said, "Dead . . . dead . . . dead . . ." and Rosetta winced with the free side
of her face. She looked out the window at Nicholas. She thought, "I *53.
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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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