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First Ballantine edition, 1995, cllean, unmarked, binding tight, spine uncreased , FINE
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His life's work and ambition fulfilled, Francis Brimm believes the only metamorphosis left him is a slow, affable decline toward death. So he returns to the town of his youth and to his sister, Muriel, whose life has been as uneventful as Francis's has been exciting.
But life is not about to let Francis go. Faces from the past haunt him, surprises in the present unsettle him. And suddenly, two people who thought their lives were over find themselves struggling not to be overwhelmed by new knowledge, hidden truths, and unexpected danger....
"Like Anne Tyler, Mr. McFarland knows how to make time the warp and weft of a novel, and much of the pleasure of reading comes from shuttling about through the decades of a life."
--The New York Times Book Review
An accomplished novel...The language soars."
--The New York Times
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
"POWERFUL...THE STORY IS MAGIC."
--The Wall Street Journal
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110140239618
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0140239618
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0140239618 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.0052118