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Author: Charles Baxter
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Baxter takes us backward through the lives of Hugh and Dorsey Welch, a brother and sister born and raised in a small Michigan town. We meet them as adults - Dorsey , an eminent astrophysicist, Hugh a quiet unassuming Buick salesman in their hometown - and discover their pasts: difficult marriages, dark and destructive love affairs, moments of triumph, of disappointment, of sheer joy. As he traces their paths back to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baxter, Charles, 1947-
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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987
(OCoLC)572510447
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Baxter
ISBN: 0670817015 9780670817016
OCLC Number: 15251515
Description: 286 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Charles Baxter.
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Baxter takes us backward through the lives of Hugh and Dorsey Welch, a brother and sister born and raised in a small Michigan town. We meet them as adults - Dorsey , an eminent astrophysicist, Hugh a quiet unassuming Buick salesman in their hometown - and discover their pasts: difficult marriages, dark and destructive love affairs, moments of triumph, of disappointment, of sheer joy. As he traces their paths back to the day of Dorsey's birth, Baxter reveals the experiences that put such a distance between Hugh and Dorsey, and the ties of imperfect love that bind them together.

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