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The Spectator Bird

Stegner, Wallace

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ISBN 10: 0803291078 / ISBN 13: 9780803291072
Published by University of Nebraska Press, 1979
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Signed. Signed by the author. 4th printing. Near fine copy. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000092401

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Title: The Spectator Bird

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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[Library Edition Audiobook CD in Vinyl case.]

Winner of the National Book Award.

[Read by Edward Herrmann]

Joe Allston is a retired literary agent who is, in his own words, ''killing time before time gets around to killing me.'' His parents and his only son are long dead, leaving him with neither ancestors nor descendants, tradition nor ties. His job, trafficking the talent of others, had not been his choice. He passes through life as a spectator.

A postcard from a friend causes him to return to the journals of a trip he had taken years before, a journey to his mother's birthplace, where he'd sought a link with the past. The memories of that trip, both grotesque and poignant, move through layers of time and meaning and reveal that Joe Allston isn't quite spectator enough.

About the Author:

WALLACE STEGNER (1903-1993) was the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the National Book Award-winning The Spectator Bird (1976) and Crossing to Safety. Angle of Repose won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972.

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