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Tinkers: Paul Harding

Tinkers

Paul Harding

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ISBN 10: 193413712X / ISBN 13: 9781934137123
Published by Bellevue Literary Press, New York, 2009
Condition: As New Soft cover
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This powerful Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel (FIRST EDITION/ FIRST PRINTING, without Pulitzer sticker, is remarkable in many different ways not the least of which is the author's extraordinary command of language and his visionary insight into the human spirit. When reading reviews of Tinkers, words like originality, freedom, miraculous are frequently used as are richness and brilliance. Book is as new, unread and a rare collectible. First Edition and First Printing, with full number line 135798642. Original $14.95 price on rear cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000955

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Title: Tinkers

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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On old man lies dying. As time collapses into memory, he travels deep into his past where he is re-united with his father and relieves the wonder and pain of his impoverished New England youth. At once heartbreaking and life affirming. An elegiac meditation on love, ooss, and the fierce beauty of nature. Truly remarkable!

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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 seven 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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