The Last of the Crazy People
Penguin Canada, 2008 - 211 pages
While other 11-year-old boys are preoccupied with things like hockey, television and having fun, Hooker broods about his dysfunctional home-life. With a mother who refuses to leave her room, a brother in an alcoholic haze and a father who's unable to hold things together, Hooker's world is one of bewilderment and conflict. Feeling alone and unhappy, the young boy seeks to put an end to all of the confusion in The Last of the Crazy People, Timothy Findley's astonishing debut novel.
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JARMAN'S GROCETERIA — FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, SUNDRIES SINCE
i927 He went in. "Hello," he said to Mrs. Jarman, "I've come for paper napkins." "
Oh," said Mrs. Jarman, smiling down from the middle steps of a ladder, "I'll be
It read "Harry Jarman" in thread across the chest, over the heart. "Bum wad?" said
Harry with a horrible and knowing smile. Mrs. Jarman was safely and deafly
distant. "No," said Hooker, and then made the mistake of adding, "We have that.
Mr. Jarman came into the front of the store, and Harry said, "Those damn
Winslows are all crazy! They're crazy people!" He felt his nose. It was bleeding.
Without a word, Mr. Jarman sent Harry to the back of the store. Hooker was
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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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