Poignantandwrylyhumorous,anunsparingchronicleofsmall-townlives, TheAgeofLonging isRichardB.Wright'sfinestnovel.Brilliantlywritten,tingedwithironyandshotthroughwithaself-deprecatinghonesty,itrankswiththebestofourfiction.
Ross,'Buddy'Wheeler,fatherofHoward,neverwontheStanleyCup.Calledupfromasmall-townfarmteam,hesawhismomentoffameskatebyinafleetingfour-gamestintwiththe1930'sMontreal Maroons. Grace Wheeler, mother of Howard and tight-lipped teacher, could never abide Buddy's carousing and the childish games he insisted on pursuing.
Howard, now firmly entrenched in middle age and the survivor of both a coronary and his parents' failed dreams, needs to understand what has happened in order to cast a net around his own scattered fragments of longing and loss.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_000224408X
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000224408X
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000224408X