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Tinkers

Harding, Paul

ISBN 10: 193413712X / 1-934137-12-X
ISBN 13: 9781934137123
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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An old man lies dying. Confined to bed in his living room, he sees the walls around him begin to collapse, the windows come loose from their sashes, and the ceiling plaster fall off in great chunks, showering him with a lifetime of debris: newspaper clippings, old photographs, wool jackets, rusty tools, and the mangled brass works of antique clocks. Soon, the clouds from the sky above plummet down on top of him, followed by the stars, till the black night covers him like a shroud. He is hallucinating, in death throes from cancer and kidney failure. A methodical repairer of clocks, he is now finally released from the usual constraints of time and memory to rejoin his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler, whom he had lost 7 decades before. In his return to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in the backwoods of Maine, he recovers a natural world that is at once indifferent to man and inseparable from him, menacing and awe inspiring. Tinkers is about the legacy of consciousness and the porousness of identity from one generation the next. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, it is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, and the fierce beauty of nature.

 

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Book Description: Bellevue Literary Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 178 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. Pulitzer Prize Winner New York Times Bestseller There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding s devastating first book, Tinkers. . . . Harding has written a masterpiece. --National Public Radio In Paul Harding s stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewers live for. -- San Francisco Chronicle Tinkers is truly remarkable. --MARILYNNE ROBINSON, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Home, Gilead, and Housekeeping An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer s time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature. Paul Harding is the author of two novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers and Enon (forthcoming in September 2013). He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. He has taught writing at Harvard and the University of Iowa. A Guggenheim Fellow, Harding now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781934137123

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Book Description: Bellevue Literary Press, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 178 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. Pulitzer Prize Winner New York Times Bestseller There are few perfect debut American novels. . . . To this list ought to be added Paul Harding s devastating first book, Tinkers. . . . Harding has written a masterpiece. --National Public Radio In Paul Harding s stunning first novel, we find what readers, writers and reviewers live for. -- San Francisco Chronicle Tinkers is truly remarkable. --MARILYNNE ROBINSON, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Home, Gilead, and Housekeeping An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer s time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness. At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature. Paul Harding is the author of two novels: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers and Enon (forthcoming in September 2013). He graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was a drummer for the band Cold Water Flat before earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop. He has taught writing at Harvard and the University of Iowa. A Guggenheim Fellow, Harding now lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781934137123

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