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An old man and woman, brother and sister, live together in Vermont, at odds with one another and occupying a landscape and a past which are counterpointed by another, irritating, metaphysical, paperback melodrama
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A story of an old man and an old woman--brother and sister--living together on a farm in Vermont.About the Author:
John Gardner (1933-1982) was born in Batavia, New York, the eldest of four children. His father was a dairy farmer and lay preacher in the Presbyterian church, his mother an English teacher in the local schools. At age 12 he accidentally killed his brother Gilbert by running him over with a heavy farm machine (this tragedy surfaced many years later in the short story "Redemption"). He went on to become one of the most provocative and successful American novelists of his generation, garnering critical praise and a popular following for his fiction. Raymond Carver was one of his many successful students. The author of many novels, plays, and transliterations of medieval texts, Gardner also composed operas and librettos, as well as being a painter, he played the French horn. He died in a motorcycle accident in Pennsylvania.
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Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1977. Cloth. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Raphael, Elaine (illustrator). Reprint. New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Reprint. 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering embossed on spine and blind stamp of trees on front board, tan endpapers decorated with a Vermont farm scene, illustrated throughout by Elaine Raphael, rough-cut pages, 434 pp. In its quiet, delicate way, this is a love story and a religious story. Comic and serious, endearing yet cruel, as it explores family quirks while following the drama between James L. Page- a keeper of bees, miserly, cranky, fiercely patriotic, obstinate, hardworking and honest and his older sister and housemate, Sally Page Abbott, sober-eyed, progressive and forced by hard times to come back to her brother for help. Dust jacket has some shelf-wear, including a small, flat tear. New, unread condition in a very good dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover. No family feud has ever been so much fun! A great story!. Seller Inventory # EM-B1199-03
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0394499123
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Condition: New. Elaine Raphael; Don Bolognese (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0394499123
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. The book is crisp and clean but for one spot of foxing on the fore edge. DJ has a hint of wear along the top edge, but is wothout nicks or tears. Seller Inventory # 68102
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394499123
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