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ISBN13: 9780375708701
ISBN10: 0375708707
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Synopsis:

Haruf tells of a small-town hero dealt an enviable hand. Fun-loving and independent, Burdette engages in the occasional prank. Yet when the boy turns into a man, his high jinks turn into crimes. Now, eight years later, Burdette has returned to commit his greatest trespass of all.

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Kent Haruf lives in Illinois and Colorado.

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Sheila Deeth, May 3, 2013 (view all comments by Sheila Deeth)
Kent Haruf tells the story of a man who can’t see beyond his own point of view, through the eyes of a friend who can’t help seeing too deeply into everyone else’s mind. And slowly the tangled links between the two become clear.

Jack Burdette is back in Holt Colorado, and at first nobody even sees him. But when they do, nobody’s glad. Jack doesn’t even seem to know why he came back. The narrator, however, sees more than a fat man in a car, and tells the story of a boy growing up, childhood pranks, drinks and poker slowly turning to unintended hurts and deepest wounds.

The story changes when Jack leaves town. A larger than life character, he leaves a hole much larger than life in the community. At this point the narrator begins to enter his tale. Permanent losses are paired with the incomplete and hope begins to grow. But don’t read this story for an upbeat ending. It’s a novel of middles and middling through, believing there’s hope when hope fails, and finding out if there’s really any place where you belong.

In the end, the main character is neither the narrator nor the man in the car, but the town itself, wounded, growing and healing from the hurts its people inflict.

Disclosure: I borrowed this book from a friend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375708701
Author:
Haruf, Kent
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Newspaper editors
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;colorado;novel;small town
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
Bd. 9, T. 2
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.5 in 0.44 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Haruf tells of a small-town hero dealt an enviable hand. Fun-loving and independent, Burdette engages in the occasional prank. Yet when the boy turns into a man, his high jinks turn into crimes. Now, eight years later, Burdette has returned to commit his greatest trespass of all.
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