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In the patchy dark of the trees he sang, with harrowed concentration, about
Frankie and her lover: "Oh, bring on your rubber-tired hearses, Oh, bring on your
rubber-tired hacks. They're takin' your man to the graveyard, And they ain't goin'
to bring him back. . . ." The trees began to stand apart, and there came much
more sunlight now than dark. Hooker stopped singing. There was a pause, it
seemed, in the landscape. "Now, Clementine," he said, and said it aloud, which
made a few ...
The car sprouted sudden wings, voomed loudly, and rose — as if jettisoned —
courageously around the corner in a dance of balance, and fled up to the crest,
where the road and then the view broke into the open and freed itself of the last
trees in the wood. And then ... a large, Jacobean old brick-and-beam mansion
appeared. This was The Club. Before its walks there was an open parking lot of
crunched stone, and around three sides there was an almost formal cloister of
It was a miracle, because the devil never came back." There was a pause, in
which Jessica stared with an odd smile at her husband. Then, she let go of the
branch, which swayed up and away from her, and she turned and walked one
step toward the next tree. "Gilbert . . ." Nicholas watched her, listening. ". . . is
dead." Nick shifted a little, staring at her carefully. "Wasn't this a lovely garden,"
she said, "with all the trees in bloom?" "Yes." "Do you remember, dear? The little
azalea trees ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Katethegreyt - LibraryThing
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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