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The Fork River space project : a novel

Author: Wright Morris
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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[This book] gets off to a promising start as a May-September couple on the Nebraska/Kansas border seek a handyman to deal with a clogged sink. "Plumbers do not come cheap," but the plumber lives (in what turns out to be nearly a ghost town) with a house-painter (who used to write) who works for three dollars an hour. Dahlberg, the painter, establishes himself with the young(er) wife, as the husband bemusedly watches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Western stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Wright, 1910-1998.
Fork River space project.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1977
(OCoLC)561617677
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wright Morris
ISBN: 0060130148 9780060130145
OCLC Number: 3266661
Description: 185 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Wright Morris.

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[This book] gets off to a promising start as a May-September couple on the Nebraska/Kansas border seek a handyman to deal with a clogged sink. "Plumbers do not come cheap," but the plumber lives (in what turns out to be nearly a ghost town) with a house-painter (who used to write) who works for three dollars an hour. Dahlberg, the painter, establishes himself with the young(er) wife, as the husband bemusedly watches their relationship develop and investigates the strange depopulation of Fork River (the not-quite abandoned town in which 700 people formerly lived, until a tornado or something swept a dozen and a large amount of dirt away, leaving a crater that is guarded by the plumber, the painter, and one other resident). --Stephen O. Murray at Amazon.com.

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