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Author: John Gardner
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2005.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1019.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stubborn, cranky, and conservative, 72-year-old James Page has reached the breaking point with his obstinate, sober, and progressive older sister, Sally Abbot. So, he takes a twelve-gauge shotgun to her color television and chases her up to her room, where she finds herself locked in with only a trashy novel to read, and only apples to eat. Gardner uses the escalation of their colossal feud as a crucible in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Fiction Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gardner
ISBN: 0811216373 9780811216371
OCLC Number: 60776777
Notes: "First published clothbound by Alfred A. Knopf in 1976"--T.p. verso.
Description: xv, 399 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1019.
Responsibility: John Gardner ; with an introduction by Tom Bissell.

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"Stubborn, cranky, and conservative, 72-year-old James Page has reached the breaking point with his obstinate, sober, and progressive older sister, Sally Abbot. So, he takes a twelve-gauge shotgun to her color television and chases her up to her room, where she finds herself locked in with only a trashy novel to read, and only apples to eat. Gardner uses the escalation of their colossal feud as a crucible in which he stirs pop culture, New England ethics, myths about the American Revolution, political extremes, and family tragedy and from which he extracts his own hilarious, gothic portrait of a rural Vermont community."--P. [4] of cover.

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