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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Aunt Rosetta took over, completely, all the household duties. Iris took training
once a week downtown with the St. ]ohn's Ambulance nurses — and his brother
Gfibert stood for even longer periods, now, around doorways, and at the foot of
ietacVied itself, and leaving its aura behind, it flitted Asm3^^1! and removed
gloves and hat, and, amazingly, threw to the hall stan ^ ^oor Then it rejoined the
others. its coat i« a heap unstairs," it said, in Aunt Rosetta's sharpened "You're
"1 see. Just before the accident — like your aunt and your father." "Two or three
minutes before that, yes." "-What was he doing?" "Talking." "To whom, Hooker?
Whom was he talking to?" "My aunt. Aunt Rosetta." Instinctively he looked at her.
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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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